Saturday, August 19, 2017
Ok, it was another weird day on the island, the wave size and wind that was predicted for today never materialized. We had a beautiful day on island with only 6 visitors all day. The only unwanted visitors were the biting flies, this was truly the first time we were forced inside the cottage because of the fangs on the flies! I went blackberry picking and had to run back inside because I was being swarmed and I only have so much blood to give. Brian ran into the same problem when he went to check on the cove area. We most likely have these unwanted guests because yesterday’s rain was the first real rain in months.
Once the wind picked up through the day, the flies seemed to move on. I walked all the trails today to get exact distances and approximate times for the hike but I forgot to set my app when walking the North Trail, I am sure it was because of the distraction of the flies!
Today was the first day in a few months where we were bored. Brian spent time writing and I knit some but was too fidgety to sit still for long. Cleaned a little, walked around the island, and cooked. My go to activity is usually to bake something but there are already too many baked goods on the island and no visitors.
As the evening progressed, we could see the fog filling in from the mainland which was disappointing for the sunset but gave Brian some great back drop for hauntingly beautiful tower pictures.
Guests today – 6
Guests total – 2091
USCG – 6