While Tropical Storm Hermine was battering the east coast yesterday evening I was walking Sylvie along the river near our marina and enjoying a pleasantly cooler evening than we’ve had in months.We’d spent the day watching the weather and reading blogs and Facebook posts from sailors in the southern states who’d endured many hours in 50 to 80 knot winds, watched their neighbor’s unsecured boats sink and ridden the waves in incredible storm surges.
Further up the coast and a bit inland we were enjoying a respite from the oppressive summer heat. Crowds of tourists, couples and families were enjoying our resort marina, possibly oblivious to the weather that was miles away and not predicted to cause even a single raindrop to dampen their Friday night plans.
Sunsets over the river at the marina are beautiful and last December one of our dock neighbors moved so they could have a better view. I snapped this one when we pulled in from our overnight in the city following the Boat Parade of Lights. Click here for our Parade of Lights adventure.
As we sat on deck watching the sunset last night, it got better and better until all that was left of the sun was one long red strip over the horizon.
My final walk with Sylvie before bed was cool enough for a fleece. I’m looking forward to cooler weather because it brings us ever closer to the end of the year. Big changes and new plans may be coming our way as we ring in 2017 and I can’t wait to tell you all about them.
“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” -Longfellow