BREAK TIME

BREAK TIME

A little break from our remaining days on the water and home renos felt like a mini vacation to us.

Last year when my family visited we spent the day on R.E.D.(Story here) but now that the newest member of the crew has arrived we spent the time on land-based activities….

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Our Guests

…attending the Great Pumpkin Festival…

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The Great Pumpkin

…a visit to the park…

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Making Friends

…the Festival of Lights in the Chinese Garden…

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.Festival of Lights

…and a super treat was having dinner prepared for us, easily the most delicious curry we have ever tasted.  Can’t wait to try it out in the galley.

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Guest Chef

The time passed far too quickly but it was quality time.

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Captain, Baby and the Pig

Family visits are always pleasant, but now it’s time to get back to the boat to enjoy those last few days before haul-out.

 

THE VISIT

THE VISIT

When family lives so far away,
it’s these special moments
however brief,
that put a smile on a mother’s face
and in her heart…
That’s all I need to say about this.
The pictures will say the rest…

 

…and yes, it was that cold.

Captain was more than happy to share the helm.

Multi-tasking son was more than happy to oblige.

 

 

Relatively calm waters allowed for us
to take the opportunity to empty the water ballast…
…one more step closer to end-of-season-prep.
Now R.E.D. sits a good 4″ higher in the water.

 

GIFTS

GIFTS

So it was…

the gift of time with good friends

and the gift of three days of perfect winds.

…mid-September and we are still enjoying our time onboard.

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…we sailed nearly 40 nautical miles…

…we dodged ferries…

…we ducked under bridges…

…we weathered storms…

…getting caught in the middle of the lake in a squall was awesome!…

 

…we dined…

 

…oh yes, we dined…
…we shared times with friends…

…Captain even shared the helm…

…we drank…
…and when the sun set…

 

…we enjoyed the view…

….then slept with the angels.