2021 Life Logs, Day 102: Finished Another Chapter
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Misty Rain Off and On; High 48, Low, 39 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
For me, today was a repeat of yesterday. The north wind is still blowing making it feel colder than the temperature indicates. And like yesterday, there was one brief period when the sun tried to shine through the clouds, but that was quickly beaten back. I spent the day writing and finished another chapter. It was a shorter chapter than others and might have to be combined with another later on, but for now I am writing about each new island group in a separate chapter.
This afternoon, friend Jane Woodin stopped by for a visit and then I went to pick up Ollie. Things are starting to pick up in terms of sports activities, so Ollie had to hurry inside and get ready for his first soccer practice of the season. His knee is much better with the swelling way down. The doctor said he can go to soccer practice but should not participate in the thirty-minute scrimmage at the end. His next appointment is next week and then he has an appointment at Children’s Hospital in Boston for follow-up the first week of May. Jonah has soccer practice with two different teams starting this week, and Sam has soccer practice starting this week and adds rowing in two weeks. Games are on Saturdays, so Heather said Sundays in the next two months will definitely be days of rest.
Tomorrow I start writing about our passage from Rarotonga back north 700 miles to American Samoa. Tonight, I counted the days we were in American Samoa and it was thirty. We spent an entire month there and then twenty more days in the ‘other’ Samoa, sometimes called Western Samoa. Justin and my niece Lynn came to Samoa to visit with us, so it will probably take at least two or three weeks to write about our time in both Samoas. Then it is on to Tonga and finally to New Zealand which will end the first year of the Voyage of Windbird. Only five years to go!