14 June 2014 | West Sound, Orcas Island
NOTE: This posting was delayed. Don't know why.
Saturday morning brought rain to the island. It's pretty well socked in with wind and intermittent rain.
I cooked some salmon, potatoes and brussel sprouts for dinner last night. It turned out pretty well, but it will be nice to cook for others again. It's kind of lonely at times, but it's also given me a lot of time to practice guitar, so I'm learning some new tunes.
It hasn't taken long, but the "To Do" list has grown pretty large again. Isn't it always the case? I guess that it's good to be living next to a boat yard. Ian and Becky run West Sound Marina, brother and sister who took over the family business. They have a pretty good inventory of supplies. They sure seem to stay busy. I'm having the boat hauled and the bottom painted and had to book that over a month in advance.
Jan works in the marina store, and she and her husband live on a wooden-hulled trawler in the marina. She invited me to come to the local pot luck, which is just down the street at the community center. I bought some veggies at the farmers' market in East Sound and will put something together. I look forward to meeting some of the locals.
Today's "have to do" tasks: change the fuel filter and change the oil in the outboard. Then I'll be ready for the family's arrival on Sunday.