February 10, 2012 · 7:28 pm
Sometimes I just have nothing to say. (It doesn’t mean I have nothing to do!)
As in today. I paid bills, balanced checkbooks, and drilled more sea glass. Not much to say about that.
There was one remarkable part of the day. At 11 a.m. with temperatures in the 40’s, Cindy Thomas and I decided it was a good chance to take our February Dip of the Month. (It is supposed to get cold again over the weekend and she is going away soon.) Doesn’t this look deceptively inviting?
It was actually a little more breezy than we planned on, and the water was only 36°. Shockingly cold. We did not feel the need go back in for a double dip!
April 25, 2011 · 8:24 pm
…on yesterday’s early ride home.
The mailboat passed us heading in to Northeast Harbor to pick up passengers for the 3:30 run. Happily, we were not among those waiting at the dock for their ride to Islesford. We were almost home.
Once home, we all helped unload each other’s stuff by making a chain and passing bags along up the steps.
Cindy Thomas, Stefanie Alley and I all happened to be on David Thomas’ boat yesterday. We are 3 of the 4 die-hard members of Dip of the Month Club. The air was 60 degrees, the tide was pretty high, there was no wind, and none of us had gone for our April dip. It was a no brainer. Though we tried and were unable to locate Joy Sprague, our fourth member, we agreed to meet at 4 p.m. for our dip. The water temperature was 41 degrees. We’ve been running into the water and getting horizontal at least once every single month for over 8 years. We have no plans to stop anytime soon.
Yesterday it felt so good to get out of the water and stand in the warm air (60 degrees is very warm for us this April) in our bathing suits, that we went in for the dip 3 times. A rare triple Easter dip! We know the water will only get warmer between now and November.
Why am I writing today about yesterday? Because today I was off island again, getting groceries and visiting my mom. Our planned stop at the grocery store yesterday was foiled by the fact the the stores were all closed for Easter. Tomorrow I’m hoping for some studio time.