It's the middle of the afternoon Sunday, and we've weekended very muchly.
Tim brought the kayaks out on Tuesday, and we got them in the bay Saturday afternoon. It was great, it was just like we had paddled a week ago (and not two years!). We were on a mission--the land we own across the street ends at a canal that empties into Nestucca Bay, and our goal is to be able to launch the kayaks from there. However, our forays across the street and on to the steep, steep hill have been challenging--we run into a very steep drop about halfway down, and then there is a small creek like thing that we are not sure about crossing. So anyway--yesterday our mission was to paddle to the bottom of the property on the canal, and then check it out from there.
Well, that went OK-ish--Tim managed to get out of his kayak and scramble up the bank, while I stayed in the water and held on to the boats. He walked around a bit and reported the grass in some places was taller than he was. So our hopes of a pre-existing gentle slope with a manicured trail down to a lovely boathouse was smashed (ok, we never really had that hope but we can dream, right)?
But it was a great paddle, through the bay's canals as it was a bit breezy on the bay itself, but we have great plans to do some early morning kayaks when the weather allows (it tends to get quite breezy in the afternoons).
The closest put-in is a 4 minute drive, and easy-peasy to navigate, so we are eager to do more kayaking on the bay.
We took the dogs on a several mile walk on the beach this morning.
And the rest of it
Yardwork, washing the car, breaking down boxes, walks, and hanging out. Very nice.
I decided I needed to knit something out of this sea-like yarn:
Time Stops at Shamli and after over two hours had this much done:
I decided on Close to you and I'm much happier.
Quick trip back
I'm headed to Eugene in the morning for a quick trip to run a few errands (new glasses and contacts, measure yard and order mulch, sign retirement letter, visit the alpacas) and to bring Jessie Cat out to the coast. She's fine, but we feel so bad about leaving her alone for this time (we have a cat sitter, but it's not the same). So I'll also stock up on Feliway tomorrow. Stay tuned to see how that transition goes (she'll live downstairs only, as she is destructive, and Tim set up a type of cattery for her).
One last thing