Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Day Off

What a fine day to take a day off from work. I'm thinking of yesterday (today would be another such day, but I will be working all day today). Monday's temperatures were in the 70s with a light breeze. The sun was bright and cheery.

Amy's good friend from Berlin, Jule, is visiting this week. We decided to take a stroll through the woods (a small maritime forest) and along the sound shore, but first we stopped at the bank and the post office to run a few errands. Jule smiled at how we greeted or talked with just about everyone along the way. I guess the citizens of Berlin don't all know each other by name. Out by the water we watched pleasure boats, a trawler followed by dozens of seagulls, and the Swan Quarter ferry.

Mid day I spent an hour at the beach. (See yesterday's post for a photo of the shipwreck that is exposed.)

Later Capt. Rob invited us to join him and his crew for a sunset cruise on his schooner, the Windfall. Lachlan went with us. I believe it was his first time on a sailboat. He was fascinated to see his favorite landmarks (the lighthouse, the old Coast Guard station, Springer's Point) from a new vantage point. Jule had never been on a schooner before either.

We had a great day.

This month's newsletter discusses the planned replacement of the seven bridges on Ocracoke Island in early 2008, and explains some of the issues we will face. You can read it here.

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