A different way home takes us by some hay farms, and we are intrigued with the mowing operation. Lopez Island is known for its farms, and it is common to see tractors on the highway.
One of the things we love about Lopez Island is the friendliness, as explained in this link, and we get caught up in waving at everyone, even people on our walking path. The whole hand or only two fingers. It just makes us happy!
|Only Two Fingers|
We pause to enjoy a sleeping doe until she slips away.
In late afternoon we hear loud excited voices and see a gathering of people in PFDs on the finger pier across from Moondance. We rush out to see if we can help, and find a man in the water in the slip next to Willie's Tug. He says, "I hit my head on the edge of the dock and think I broke my back."
He is also paralyzed by the cold temperature of the water, which happens before hypothermia.
Our adrenaline calms down when we are told it is a drill by the Lopez Island Fire Department. We talk to Dr. Sullivan, who is observing, and learn they do this regularly to keep their skills. The team learns something new each time.
Thank you, Lopez Island Fire Department.
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Tuesday, July 2, 2013