We are out at an anchorage near the deserted island, tucked away on the lee side. Last night, the lights of the city were pretty as we passed by. The day was overcast but little rain fell.
Today, it was another overcast day with a brisk NNE wind. The round the world sailors left this morning for France where they will be given a hero's welcome. Little did we know as they departed that they would be sailing into a tropical storm. At the moment, the storm is about 130 miles off where we are anchored. The coast is under a tropical storm watch.
We are going to stay here until morning and then head back going with the tide. The only effect we will feel is a bit of wind, some increased swells, and possible coastal erosion.
After a walk on the beach, with heads down into the wind, I rowed us back to the boat. We fixed egg plant parmigiana and garlic bread with spaghetti for dinner. The eggplant was from the garden and was delicious! C. baked bread before we left, so we had quite a feast.
This has been another day in our lives. It has been peaceful. I am grateful for no anger, gripping fears, or obsessive thinking. It has been an ordinary day, but I have come to appreciate the ordinary. It is often under rated.