Tomatoes? Forgot to harvest the last batch of tomatoes! Everyone to the garden! The perfect place for me to say goodbye to Meadowbrook Lane. I am so very grateful for the half day I spent there on Saturday, and for Tam’s visit and help! Also, so grateful Michael was able to get seaweed on most of the beds and put my “beds to bed.”
Arrived at the Leisure Shores Marina, where we have been tied up for the past week to load, to our very own farewell committee: Bashawn, Emma, Hannah, and Noah. So sweet! Loaded the dock cart and headed to Ally Cat—finally!
Michael tried to warn me. All of those loads he and Ally had been making of everything I had packed and set out to go were on board…and basically FILLED the salon!!! Oh my…where do I start?! I guess the packing and sorting isn't quite done. Just start. Michael went to the grocery (to get more stuff to put away—haha), park the car at the house and walk back.
We said our goodbyes to the Thorells. Ally’s having such a hard time saying goodbye to Emma—particularly since they have spent just about every waking moment together this summer. But she cries, and gets it all out, and then seems OK. Bob Field popped by to wish bon voyage. We left the dock at 2 pm…wahoo!!! Hey, there are the Sheridans paddling and swimming out to say goodbye.
Heading out of our cove, I couldn't help thinking that I was leaving everything I know and love. Talk about pushing past your comfort zone in just about every direction conceivable! However, I was amazingly calm inside. Peace. Or maybe it is just exhaustion!
I unpacked and stored all the way to Cuttyhunk. Time to stop and make a toast (courtesy champagne from the Carrolls): To our crew of three! Crew of Three. Hummm, I like that! I think that just might be the name for our blog.
Amazingly, I had cleared the salon enough to sit at the table for dinner, typical boat fare: grilled chicken, potatoes and onions, and cukes from Laurie’s garden. Then birthday cards and a giant cookie cake (thank you Jerilyn!), complete with candles. And bed!!
PS-The potatoes were from our garden, too. Tam and I harvested about 30 lbs of potatoes, which is interesting since I didn't plant any this year! They were all volunteers from what did not get harvested last year. I guess I should work on my potato harvest techniques, but I sure am glad we have a basket of our own potatoes for the trip!