Day 373, Year 6: Friends Headed South
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Weather: Overcast Early, Turning Partly Sunny; Daytime Temps in the Mid-50’s
Location: Eel Pond, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

The ospreys have all flown south for the winter. And daily we see flocks of geese headed that direction. Bob Morris, on his boat Apogee, left Eel Pond today headed for Bermuda. A couple of weeks ago, Steve and Irene of Star left the pond for their winter home in Nevis in the Caribbean. And our friends Jon and Heather who came through Buzzards Bay last week emailed today saying they had to divert because of the weather and go through the Long Island Sound. They will head down the East River tomorrow and on to Norfolk. As the weather gets cooler and cooler, heading south sure is tempting. Lots of friends are headed south, but we’re staying put. Right now we don’t have anything to shield us from the cold other than polar fleece vests and windbreakers. We do have our foul weather gear and we have been using that, but getting to our storage unit in New Hampshire is something we need to do sooner rather than later. Since Jed is out of town for the next eight days, we thought we should stay close-by to help Heather with the boys. But she said today that she can take Thursday afternoon off work to be with Sam and Jonah, so we might take advantage and head for New Hampshire. Mark doesn’t have to be at work on Friday until noon, so we could actually go to the Concord Yacht Club meeting on Thursday evening and head home on Friday morning with winter coats and sweaters. It will help tremendously to have weather-appropriate clothing!