"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Monday, September 07, 2009

On the Water

The Chap and I had a boat ride with friends. It was the perfect day for it. We went up our Bay, and cruised along the eastern lake shore to nearby bays, and zipped across the Broads, bouncing from wave to wave. The image stabilisation setting on my camera proved its merits!

Wind tunnel hair.

View from The Broads.

Coming out of a cove, northwest mountain views. I'd just missed getting a loon shot--he went underwater to avoid the publicity of being blogged!

At the top of our Bay, western side. To the left is a little island with a lovely white house, boathouse, and lighthouse.

After cruising down our Bay and past the Point, we worked our way back up to our dock. So many trees, you can barely tell there's a cottage perched on the hillside.

Here's our route in red.

We then gathered at our neighbours' cottage for drinks and snacks and chat. Felt like a family reunion.

The girls behaved beautifully while we were away, but they were overjoyed to see us--they got their supper a bit later than usual. After a meal and a treat and some cuddles they forgave us.

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