Monday, April 14, 2008
I had a great weekend. I spent Saturday and Sunday on Compass Rose. Saturday's sail was not easy because of strong winds. I couldn't get where I wanted to go so had to anchor behind the bird rookery for a few hours. Then a miraculous shift in the wind occurred, enabling me to sail to my destination.
There were campers on the island and I met a few of them. Nice people who seemed to care that the island be maintained in its current state. I hope that it will be because it's one of the last undeveloped large islands near the city. In a time where every conceivable piece of property seems to be the target of developers, it's nice to have a place that is still wild but within proximity to the city.
I sailed back on Sunday after a good breakfast and a walk on the beach. I wish that I could have stayed longer but taxes were calling. They're done and ready to be mailed today. My wife and I owe around $7 K for Federal. It seems that if you make money, you owe money. Such is life. I'm just glad that I'm able to pay them.
Tonight's my home group meeting. I'm looking forward to that. This afternoon, I'm going to take annual leave and work on staining book cases for the library. We're almost done with the library and I should be able to post photos soon.
Anyway, have a great Monday. Take it easy and enjoy what the day offers. I'll catch up with you later.