Sunday, September 11, 2016

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The last two days with daughter Mackenzie and son-in-law Matt aboard passed quickly: they had to work, so spent all day on their laptops and phones, and we did boat cleaning and maintenance projects. Wednesday evening we put them on the ferry at Friday Harbor to travel to Seattle for the rest of the week.

Thursday friends Charlene and Darrell on "Rephyl" arrived, a 45' Navigator like our boat. We met them in July and spent a terrific week buddy-boating around Cape Caution, to Hakai/Pruth Bay anchorage on Calvert Island, and Shearwater. They then returned home for their daughter's wedding, so it was wonderful they came to the San Juan islands now to see us before we go home.

We had happy hour on Phoenix and talked non-stop, sharing stories and photos,

and went out for dinner and talked til long after dark, enjoying the moon and stars.

Friday morning we walked around town and visited aboard their boat until they had to return home mid-day.

Last Sunday our dear friend and neighbor George died suddenly. His deeply loved wife Josi is heart-broken of course, and suggested we go to Friday Harbor House for a martini, as that was a place they loved and visited often, and George's favorite drink. So we did, talking about fun things we've done with George and Josi over the past 12 years (buddy boating, many dinners, Spring Training baseball games in Arizona and more), and the friendship, kindness, intelligence and gentlemanliness we'll miss in George.

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