Natalie’s new favorite spot for reading books. She loves to put the chairs together and make a little nest out on the aft deck. There’s always something to watch in the river – flotsam and jetsam of all sorts. We’re getting attuned to the rhythm of the tides. In the morning when the tide is low, it’s a mountain climb up the dock ramp. Natalie observed that it was nearly vertical the first day we left for school. Nothing like it to get your blood pumping in the morning! We have already learned to time our grocery shopping around high tide, when the ramp is level.
Sunsets are magnificent and remind me of why we’re doing this. There’s still a bunch of chaos in getting the house ready to be sold and trying to find places for everything on the boat. All 4 of us have been a bit stressed with all of the changes, but I keep reminding myself that it goes with every move. When we’re done, it will be worth it 100 times over. Our garage sale went well and we are down to the bare minimum of stuff.
Dad’s favorite heron out fishing yesterday afternoon. When I went out at 7:00am on a cold, foggy morning and saw him standing in the presumably frigid water, I was deeply grateful that I’m not a heron.