It took all four of us to hoist Richard to the top of the mast so that he could check the rigging. We learned two things: the mast has a damaged pulley (the one he was tethered on!) and Richard has to cut down on his snacks, however, there may be two points of view here; it has been suggested that we may all need to take a little more exercise.
The wind was blowing a hooley as we arrived on Lopez Island Tuesday morning making docking a challenge. None the less, Richard achieved the docking with his usual aplomb. Sandy and Steve’s friends from Yelapa, Judy and Ken, were on the hillside at the edge of town smiling and waving us in. What a good feeling to see familiar faces! They piled all 6 of us + Luda into their truck, took us to Ken’s beautifully handcrafted home where ate, drank and had a merry time. Katya says “Ken’s woodworking/guitar workshop was bigger than one of Home Depot’s aisles. There was a dead hummingbird that got smushed between 2 books. It looked like it got cut in half—it was beautiful. Katya and Steve picked Salmon berries before dinner and we saved some for breakfast the next morning.
Wednesday morning we girls excitedly headed off to the island resort to frolic in the pool and relax in the jacuzzi . We know that we will soon be “roughing it,” soon, but we are making the most of the good life while we can. Meanwhile, Ken was imparting his pearls of wisdom regarding the Inside Passage from his former sailing adventures.