Day 378, Year 6: Catching Up
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011
Weather: Mostly Sunny and a Little Warmer
Location: Eel Pond, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Most of today was spent just catching up on correspondence and continuing the never ending task of getting our Year 1 logs in the same format as the other five years. And because I skipped a log very early in the year, I have to renumber every log. The work got derailed by computer problems and now it is just finding time to do the work that is the problem. Mark worked at West Marine and this evening we went to the ice arena to see Sam skate. Watching four year-olds ice skating by holding on to milk crates is much more fun that watching an ice hockey game. Jonah says he is going to start skating in January and that should be even more interesting.

The weather report is still basically the same as it was last night, so we are tentatively planning on moving Windbird on Tuesday. Things were made a little more difficult today by the addition of big boat that pulled into the slip behind us this morning. We are tied to houseboat that is tied to the dock and we can’t move forward or backward now. Somehow we have to get pulled out sideways before we can back out. Sounds like fun.

We heard from our friends Judy and Dave on Freebird today. They put Freebird on the market and then took her to Italy for the winter. A couple from Florida flew over to look at her and bought her. It makes me sad to think of a Freebird without Judy and Dave, but they are looking forward to new adventures. We wish them the best in their new life after sailing. We were always “this bird” and they were “that bird.” I guess now we are the only bird in town.

111106 Day 378 Cape Cod, USA–Sam on Ice