Canada Day! It dawned clear, sunny and just the perfect temperature. I threw a load of laundry in the washer, made a run to ADL for some emergency ice cream for the store, went upstairs and sat virtuously at my computer doing my (very behind) books. I was going to ignore the sunshine and get caught up, right? Not. The phone rang and it was my friend Charles down the street. Last week he bought a bigger and better fishing boat and had to take it from Borden to Summerside - his parents and some other friends were making the trip, did I want to come? Oh no, Charles, I'd rather sit crosseyed at my computer on such a beautiful day.
No purse, no cell phone, just a cooler full of water and pop and the nicest day I've spent since Anne and I went lobster fishing with Charles and his brother two years ago. My pictures got a little fuzzy with the movement of the boat and the salt spray on the camera, but here's a little slice of my day:
Eight miles long, costing a billion dollars. Four years in the making, with over 5,000 workers, it opened in 1997.
Charles' father John, his amazing mustache and his wife Rhoda Mary's newest child, Tiffany. John fished all his life and is supposedly retired but he spends most of his time working on his pleasure boat or Charles' fishing boat. Possibly so that he doesn't have to hold Tiffany.
It pulls at my soul.
The display of electronics on the boat was impressive and the boys spoke in awe of the amount of horsepower this ship could boast.
Did I say I didn't want to come home?