I just got back in from several days on the boat. It was a great time, as usual. The dolphins were particularly active--jumping out of the water and putting on a show. The days were warm, but we slept under a light cover at night. Fall is definitely coming to the Lowcountry.
I didn't do much on my iPad while I was out, so I have a lot of catching up to do on blogs. Before I left on the boat, I was processing photos taken from my first volunteer activity for Hospice--a wedding shoot. That has kept me busy for hours.
The mother of the groom is in Hospice, and the wedding was held at her home. It was a country wedding with kids and dogs milling around. A pig had been roasting for 2 days so the reception had BBQ and all the fixings. The mother of the groom made the bouquets. I have to say that it was a happy time. Nothing fancy at all, but there was a lot of caring and loving people enjoying the wedding.
I shot a lot of photos and am going to finish them up this weekend so I can get them to the family. I have to say that it was a lot of fun. I was busy every moment after I arrived and continued shooting photos until dark. No kidding what has been said about wedding photography--carry two cameras and shoot every detail; follow the bride; and get it right because there aren't any retakes.
Hospice likes the idea of my doing photography for memory books to give to the family. The staff have two more photographic requests for me to do. Who knows, maybe the idea of photographing the remaining days and hours before life's end is going to be helpful.
Last night, I went to a meeting to chair after getting off the boat. I washed the salt off, went to the meeting, and got home around 9:30 PM. I was tired and my legs ached too. Lots of exercise on the beach and swimming over the last three days. I generally get dehydrated on the boat so that may be the cause of the aching legs.
This morning I am going to process some photos, go to a meeting and then do some cleaning on the boat in the early afternoon. After that, I'm coming home to stay for the rest of the weekend. If I could, though, I would be out there on the water still. It is the place of ultimate peace.