We came out to the anchorage yesterday morning. It was a beautiful day with enough breeze to keep the biting flies away. Collecting shark's teeth as we walked a couple of miles on the beach, we marveled at the beauty of the island that seems so isolated, yet is still close enough to the city that the church steeples are visible.
We stayed on the beach for several hours. Both of us got a little too much sun, and Amelia decided that the solution would be to lie in some small tide pools.
The previous owners of our boat stopped by to visit. They rafted alongside and came aboard to exclaim over how great the boat looks. It made me feel happy that they know she is in good hands. They asked if we wanted a beer a few times. This used to bother me, but I don't worry about that with my wife anymore. She has her program and is steady with it.
Last night, we feasted on salad, corn on the cob and snow crab. It was a sumptuous dinner after all day in the salt air. The mosquitoes made their assault later. Big, hungry marsh mosquitoes looking for blood drove us to spray insect repellent and turn on the fans.
This morning I awoke to muscle spasms in my lower back. I was fixing breakfast and was just about brought to my knees by the pain. So now I am eating ibuprofen and taking it easy. I got a good back massage from C. earlier which helped some.
It is supposed to storm later today. We are snug and comfortable as the boat rides gently at anchor. I am grateful for all the muchness in my life today.