Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Epilogue, Pacific Northwest 2011 - Friday, September 23, 2011

I should take a class in Living in Port Isabel, so that I would know how.  Maybe it will all come back to me.   What I do remember is that we walk Jake at 7 AM.  Now that the days are getting shorter, it is not quite daylight this morning when we look out the window, but we see the sun beginning to show its face.   We take a few minutes to check Facebook.

At the beginning of our walk we see Lorraine enjoying the morning by washing her car.

Susan's bougainvilleas.

A new restaurant that we should visit.

We can tell the time by where we meet Speck on North Shore Drive every morning.  Whereas, we make a loop around town with Jake, Speck walks six times up and down only North Shore to equal his two miles.

We always look forward every day to meeting him and visiting in the middle of the street, and finding out all the news since we last saw him.

He and Jake look forward to the encounter also, as Jake gets his 'get petted' fix, and Speck gets his 'get to pet Jake' fix.

Later in the day Herb takes Willie's Tug out into the Laguna Madre to get his cruising fix. 

Find Willie's Tug

What I will miss:

Living on a boat
Open doors and windows, and no bugs
Watching out for ferries while cruising

Very good friends
Wall to wall Ranger Tugs
Shore to shore Ranger Tugs

Saying "eh?"
Babes the Bubba Cat
Kids on the dock

Exploring new waters
Learning how to anchor out

Learning to catch a mooring buoy
Handling the lines
Asking Herb if he plans to hit that boat head on, and hearing him say
 the boat is still thirty minutes away

Fresh dungeness crab
Frequent walks to West Marine

Islands with no services

Marine forecasts
Dale and Will of Cap Sante Boat Haven

The San Juan Islands

Willie of Willie's Tug,
     and of Walldog, Willie and Jake


  1. Two thoughts: you didn't take a class first time around and did just fine living in the Tropical Tip.

    Most important thought: That pretty boat has a trailer... and there are a LOT of great places to cruise. ;-) Now that you know you enjoy boat cruising, it's just a matter of deciding where and when.

    Best wishes,
    Jim & Joan (and little Izzy)

  2. It will be soon! And right at the Tropical tip. Looking forward to Winter cruising.