14 July, 2010

14 July 2010

Happy Bastille Day!

Sorry this has been so long. For some reason the connection at the dock has been less than good. (Read stinky!) So we are now sitting at Starbuck's enjoying a White Chocolate Mocha. It is raining here so a day is being well spent.

We have had some incredible sailing last week and over the weekend. Although one day was incredibly nice and the wind was blowing just right so I took down the Bimini (cover over the cockpit). BIG mistake! Splash was in his little life preserver and he got hot. Took him out of the heat and he decided to get sick. By the time we realized it, it was toooo late! H went down to help the little guy and let's just say that she returned a different color then when she left. (Green is NOT her color).

But we put the bimini back up and we have all recovered.

We have also had several powerful evening and morning storms. High winds, torrential rains and lightning/thunder. Amazing.

Today is overcast and it is raining off and on. Hence the trip to Starbucks.

Last Saturday night we did have some entertainment on the point. (at the marina). Very enjoyable. One of the people here is a singer and accompanist and he sings 60's-80s song. Just our type of "pop" music. He started prior to 7p and ended at about 10p. Had a great time visiting with other slip holders and enjoying the cool bay breeze and listening to really good music.

Getting a lot of our chores done on the boat. Those things that needed to be done and we never had time for. So we have been busy and just enjoying ourselves. I am going to post pictures so hope that you enjoy!

Love to all...
H and KK

Entertainment on the Point

Before the Heat!


Same but different


Our view of sailing (this is a sailors version of "spaghetti")

Others doing the same as we are!

On our way to the marina

"Red Right Return"

09 July, 2010

09 July 2010

Short but sweet today....this is what a storm coming up the bay looks like from a boat - pretty much gets your full attention RIGHT AWAY! All is well.

05 July, 2010

05 July 2010

Just not a whole lot is happening around here today. Mostly boats are returning to the marina after the long weekend. As for us, we did some shopping (grocery) and some chores and then some pool time. It's getting HOT again and no wind. (A friend here at the marina, who went away for the weekend, said that out of the 60 miles traveled, only about 4 were under sail). NO WIND!

We did go out for dinner and had a good meal, and saw the following on the way home. (this is the only one that we could get a picture of, actually we saw 3.) Just so much fun.

Love to you,
H and KK

p.s. Splash is doing well, and it's so nice to have all those fireworks over and a quiet marina.

04 July, 2010

04 July 2010

Happy Independence Day!

What a fun weekend! Although we talked and the holiday is really defined by the events and not by the day. Monday is the holiday, but for us it is just Monday after the 4th of July. Interesting feeling.

But we watched fireworks from the boat last night. At least some of us did. It seems a local eating (drinking) establishment here had their home grown fireworks very close to the marina and little one did not like that one bit. Very frighting. So had to take him down below and hold him. But the scheduled fireworks were awesome.

Today we just kind of did nothing. Just lazed around and went to the pool as it is getting hotter again and the pool is so comforting. Talked for a while with friends and came back, had dinner and now just sitting in the cockpit and enjoying the cooling breezes and HOPING for no more home grown fireworks.

Have included a couple of interesting pictures of boats at the marina. It's really great to see all the boats with flags flying and really celebrating the day.

Enjoy the holiday...

Love to all...
H and KK

01 July, 2010

01 July 2010

To say there's not much happening here would be an understatement. A cool front has come through and we are enjoying lows in the 60's and highs in the 70's. However, this is not expected to last, but we are enjoying it while we can.

We have been out sailing and enjoying the steady wind and cooler temperatures. When we get back to the marina, we have been going to the pool and have been the only one's there. It's so nice to have our own private pool. However, expect that will not last long either, given the coming weekend.

Other than that, we are just enjoying ourselves and really not doing much else. AHHHH, what a life.

Until later...take care...

Love ya,
H and KK