Monday, April 25, 2016

A day in the life of a liveaboard, part 4

It has been said that the happiest day of your life is buying a boat, and the second happiest day of your life is selling your boat. Over the last dozen years, we saw several friends celebrating the latter and getting out of boating totally while others swapped for a different boat. This weekend, we helped our friends Mark and Judy usher in their new yacht Windarra to their old slip. We shared a nice dinner afterwards but forgot the champagne. Sorry!
Windarra was in Hula Girl's slip back in 2007
one last picture of the proud owners before departing Goose Pond Marina
The head of the welcoming committee waiting patiently
Here she comes!
Our Facebook friends might recall that six weeks ago, we were fascinated by a pair of ducks that hung out on the dock next to ours. They had scouted around and found a safe haven. They worked hard to make a comfortable nest. After they settled, they came and laid an egg every day, and we posted those pictures on Facebook. Turned out the location wasn't such a safe place afterall. One morning, the tub with 15 eggs were (poof!) all gone. Just like that. The 12 eggs in the other tub were intact, but sadly, the ducks never returned. Soon the crows came and ate all of them eggs.

Had that not happened, we would have ducklings right about now! This is the video I took when the ducklings did hatch that one year, way back in 2009. Such is life at the marina.

Congratulations again, Mark and Judy! We look forward to some fun times on the river.

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