and we’ve got the rock salt ready for the docks.
Had a lovely evening goofing off in Snohomish. Mom & G. Sr. met us there and took us out for dinner, a rather nice kickoff to the holidays. The only downside was that when we went to retrieve the Santa picture we had taken, they had irreversibly lost it. We had already delivered S2B to his father, so were unable to have a retake with the four of us. Having had Santa pics in the same place for years on end, it was a bit disappointing, but we’ll just have to have them done again elsewhere. The bakery was yummy & we found a cool little nook in which to hang out.
Meanwhile, back at the boat, we’ve been fascinated by The Phantom Timber. It’s a 18″ x 18″ x God-knows-how-long huge piece of lumber that’s been lurking about for the last few days. It usually appears down by the railroad bridges. Sometimes it looks to be moving downstream, sometimes it seems as though it’s hung up. We can’t always see it at low tide, but frequently it pops up at high. It’s rarely in the same place, but it’s not heading out of the area either. It’s a little disturbing, as it’s in the general path we take when leaving the dock and it looks to be a formidable opponent for a wooden ship.