Chris is Here

Monday
July 25, 2016

Mmmm, that's a good cup of coffee (thanks Julie)!

Mmmm, that’s a good cup of coffee (thanks Julie)!

It was cloudy with light wind and warm this morning while we had English Muffins for breakfast in the kitchen.  Patty then did a little cleaning and I did a little blogging to finish out the early morning.  Otherwise the morning was quiet and relaxing – Patty made some fresh guacamole, we sat on the front porch watching boats go by, and generally didn’t do much.

Blueberries a visitor brought us.

Blueberries a visitor brought us.

Around 10:30, we made our way down the hill to the cove to spend some time on the beach and wait for Chris and some friends to arrive on Ethan’s ferry for a visit to Seguin.  When we first reached the beach, a man was pushing off in a wooden rowboat and we watched him head out of the cove and turn between Seguin and

On the beach, waiting for Chris to arrive

On the beach, waiting for Chris to arrive

Ellingwood Rock.  We wondered where he was going, whether he had spent the night on Seguin, and had many other (unanswered) questions…  Right at 11:30, the Leeward made its’ way into the cove as three or four other boats were also coming in and mooring up.  I rowed out to meet the Leeward and carry in the luggage and food in Hinckley, Brook brought in our guests and other visitors in the ferry dinghy.

Mitchell waiting to load up Chris & crews luggage

Mitchell waiting to load up Chris & crews luggage

Hugs all around and then I headed up the hill to be there when visitors from the ferry come up, which they did just a few minutes later.  From then until around two o’clock, I was busy with tours while Patty worked the museum & gift shop, and Chris and her friends got settled into the Keepers Quarters.  In addition to the group that arrived on the ferry, there were several private boats that came in and moored in the cove including on a family where I found the young lady attended Williams & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where both of my parents went and where I grew up.

Chris on the stern of the Leeward waiting to come ashore with Brook..

Chris on the stern of the Leeward waiting to come ashore with Brook..

When we had a break, we got a really quick snack and Patty gave “Composting Toilet 101” class to Chris and friends.  We all sat and chatted on the porch between a fairly steady stream of visitors to the museum and tower.  Late in the afternoon, Ron, one of Chris’ friends went out the South Trail with me and as I weed whacked the trail, Ron clipped back brush along the sides of the trail.  Our guests went through the museum slowly, taking it all in and we all went up in the tower together for them to see the lens and the view from the catwalk.

Chris & Patty, hello hugs

Chris & Patty, hello hugs

Around six, we started getting dinner together with lots of cooks in the kitchen.  We had steaks and pork chops cooked on the grill by Ron along with a cucumber salad, baked potatoes, and sautéed mushrooms & onions that Patty and Chris made.  We had warmed apple tarts for desert following dinner.

"You made it!"

“You made it!”

In the evening, we sat in the living room, our guests took pictures of the light outside, and enjoyed each other’s company.    Chris was one of the first people to say she wanted to visit us this summer and has been following the blog and Facebook posts regularly.  We are so excited she made it here!

I know this post is short but it’s been a busy day…

Visitors – 24

Favorite Moment(s) – Chris arriving on the beach in Brook’s dinghy and giving Patty a big hug hello.

Quiet in the cove with a single catamaran moored..

Quiet in the cove with a single catamaran moored..

Sunrise – 5:10am
Sunset – 8:02pm

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