|Michael on the frozen docks.|
|Gabe's toes, Bodega Bay|
When was the last time we'd actually had our feet in sand?? Reading the question aloud, Elaine piped up "Bodega Bay, mom!" Which was the same conclusion I was coming too... but then I remembered when we were on the Columbia a few months later we actually moored at Sand Island where the kids had a ball jumping off a sand bank.
|leaping, rolling & covered in sand|
"So we burned 700 gallons of diesel this winter heating the boat."
"Wait a minute... how far is it to Baja?"
"Let's see, it is about 2400nm from Ketchikan."
"And we get about 4nm per gallon of diesel at cruise."
"You're kidding. We could have motored to Baja with less fuel than it took to heat the boat this winter!"
"I must be crazy; even the birds know to go to warmer climates in the winter."
Of course our decision to stay was a bit out of our control this time around...
When my parents came up to visit last week, my mom left me the book Little Things to Sew that had a cute & simple pattern for mittens. Earlier this year I had bought and felted a pair of wool slacks from the thrift store that made the perfect material to use. Now the next time the big puddles freeze they can join in sliding on it a bit longer.
|It's warmer in the boat now, can you tell?|