Sunday, October 12, 2008
Rain, rain go away
This was a wet weekend on the boat. Last night, there were gale warnings with a NE wind gusting up to 30 knots. I went all the way to the usual anchorage and had a rocking and rolling night. The rain came down in sheets. But it was fun to be in the V berth listening to the wind howl and the rain on the cabin roof.
Today the rain let up for about an hour--long enough to be able to row ashore and let the dog go to the bathroom. She was a good girl, snoring all night long. But she was happy to be rowed to shore to run on the beach. We took a short walk and then saw more rain heading our way. By the time I had rowed back to the boat, it was just starting to pour again. We got on board, dried off and cooked breakfast. So even though we didn't get our long walk in or find any shark's teeth, it was still a fun couple of days for reading, talking and sleeping.
It seems that this weekend our conversations were more intimate and our time sweeter. There weren't any serenity breakers which was nice. If you're going to be confined for a couple of days, it's best to get along well!
I haven't caught up with everyone's blogs yet but will do that tomorrow. Right now, I'm going to catch up on my daily readings and get some sleep while the sensation of gently rocking lasts. That will go away tomorrow when I get my land legs back.