We are moving for a change. We finished all this year’s projects and winterized and stormproofed the house. Then we hauled our stuff down to the beach in wheelbarrows and took several dinghy trips out to the Boston Whaler. We moved everything onto the S/V Water Lily and ran lots of errands in town getting her in shape for the trip. It was more tiring than any day doing work on the island- the running around part.
We spent a night on the mooring in the harbor. When we finally untied our mooring lines for good, it was 6:30 pm. We headed back to familiar territory and spent a night offshore. It was a full moon and we got to see it rise over the house.
It was a very exciting day for me because I got to speak to my favorite knitting podcaster, Kelley Petkun from Knit Picks. It was like talking to an old friend. It made me realize how much fun it is to talk to other knitters. Tim always expresses interest when I show him my lated lace stitch or spun yarn swatch …but it’s just not the same. I look forward to hearing it. It was more exciting for me than when I was on TV or the radio related to my medical practice.
We had a great sail today. It was a glorious fall day, although the wind was fairly gentle–did I just say that!! I hope it doesn’t come to get me while we sail in Maine this fall. Most of the stuff is stowed on the boat, under everything. Once again I stopped storing things when I could no longer use my head to hold up covers to storage compartments. We are at a lovely anchorage now, surrounded by wetlands and apparently all the seagulls land on only one boat.
Whaler loaded with our stuff