So here we are in our new water digs…loving it by the way…but it does take some getting used to. The weather is typical east coast…hot and sunny one day and foggy, shivering cold the next. When I lived here the big joke was: What follows two days of rain? The answer, Monday. Today is following a similar pattern but as retirees what does it matter? The day of the week for us is as foogy as the weather but we do have a fairly good grasp of the month. Still June, right?
We started off our day at our new fave farmers’ market picking up fresh things for weekend meals…a huge bag of greens, special sea salt herb blend called Herbs of Fire which I’m dying to try and some salami from our new German butcher, a gift for a friend from a local artisan and a bar of soap made with Dea Sea Mud that has been promised to transpose us back 10 years. If I could have skin as beautiful as the sales person who, by the way, actually rolled around in the Dea Sea Mud, I would buy all her products…but I digress…
Today our club was hosting Marine Day with various events, seminars, a large flea market of boating paraphernalia and an impressive presence of the Canadian Power and Sails Squadron from Halifax Squadron. We also tapped into a vist from the local Coast Guard Auxilliary to have our courtesy check. All good onboard R.E.D. for 2017.
In spite of the rain, there were on the water displays where we could take a turn trying out various water craft.
..and enjoying some pretty amazing Jerk Chicken from a local food truck.
To top off the afternoon what could be better than a fam visit.
Always a chance to reinforce Captain’s rule of ‘one hand for the boat and one hand for the Bean’.
A two year old’s attention span will improve with time as will our patience…I’m sure.
As the festivities wound down, we settled back in our cozy cabin, poured ourself a glass of wine and reflected on just how lucky we are to be here. Two days on the water and we haven’t even begun to explore. More on that for sure, very soon.