Day 342, Year 9: Sunny Day in Quissett Harbor
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Weather: Clear and Beautiful, High Near 75 degrees F
Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, Massachusetts

It was another sunny, summer-like day here on the Cape. We tend to call these very warm fall days ‘Indian summer’, but when I researched the term I found that Indian summer “. . . must occur between St. Martin’s Day (November 11) and November 20. For over 200 years, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has adhered to the saying, ‘If All Saints’ (November 1) brings out winter, St. Martin’s brings out Indian summer’.” So hopefully there will be unseasonably warm days in November for a true Indian summer. But for now, we are just savoring this lovely weather.

Today the boys fished off the boat and then we took the kayak and the dinghy to the beach to play. They boys buried each other in the sand, hung from tree limbs like monkeys, and just generally enjoyed the warm weather. We had lunch on the beach and then returned to Windbird for Ollie’s nap. Sam, Jonah, and I left Heather and Ollie on Windbird and we went exploring. We walked along the rocks on the eastern shore of the bay and then went back to the western shore to walk out to the Knob. When we got to the Knob, we were the only people there, so Sam and Jonah jumped for joy. We walked along the beach to get back to the dinghy and then headed out to Windbird. When Mark got home from work just after 4 pm, I went to shore to get him and took Heather and boys with me. They were going home for the evening.

Tomorrow Mark goes to Boston for his CT scan. Hope, hope, and hope with me that the scan finds no new cancer issues. We will find out the results on Wednesday and I hope to be able to report very positive news. In the meantime, I will continue sanding and varnishing the Dorade boxes and helping out with the boys in Jed’s absence. He gets home very late on Wednesday night and I know the boys are going to be glad to have both mommy and daddy at home once again.

140928 Day 342 Cape Cod, USA–Sunny Sunday in Quissett Harbor
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