Father's Day weekend and perfect weather...does it get any better than that? :)
We went up to the boat early on Friday morning this past weekend. We spent several hours cleaning the outside of the boat from top to bottom. It was so nice to see her sparkling finally. :)
The marina had hauled the boat this past week and put on my spare shaft and spare props as they sent out the original props and bent shaft out to be repaired from our "incident" the other week. I still wish I knew what we hit but who knows.
Friday evening we headed out to our favorite cove in the area and dropped anchor for a few days of resting on the water.
The weather was absolutely perfect this weekend...clear skies, mid 80's, just perfect!
Caleb is getting older and really enjoying learning how to drive the dinghy. This weekend he pretty much ran the dinghy all over the place...starting it himself, etc. I loved these two pictures of him with our boat in the background taken Friday evening.
Saturday morning dawned perfectly beautiful after a great night sleeping on the hook. We took our usual dinghy ride with "Daisy the reluctant boat dog" to take her to shore. She actually is getting more and more used to being on the boat and really likes our pilothouse a lot more than she ever liked our trawler for some reason.
Most everyone left by evening on Saturday though so it was a quiet evening anchored out again Saturday night with only us there until around 10 P.M. when a nice 43 Californian came in and dropped anchor. For some reason most all my pictures this past weekend were only taken from the dinghy so here is our Sunday morning shot from Daisy's shore run with our boat and the Cali anchored quietly in the early morning calm:
Best though was waking up Sunday to my Father's Day surprise banner and signs my wife Tarne and the kids had put up around the boat:
We had a great morning of "boat church" together Sunday morning in the pilothouse. Caleb is really getting into playing guitar as I have been letting him play our small backpacking guitar I got as a gift from Tarne a few years ago (meant for backpacking but great for boats too!). So...he lead the worship music part of our family boat church and we took turns reading Psalms, praying, and sharing what God was showing us.
As we finished up our worship time we took a family photo:
Followed up by a "funny" family photo. :)
Forecast Sunday afternoon was for storms and after 2 solid days of anchoring out and feeling sun drenched, we decided to head back to the marina soon after lunch on Sunday. This gave us time to pack up, head home, and still have time for grilling out ribs at home for a nice Father's Day dinner. The storms rolled in last night with lots of lightening and thunder and just pure summer beauty. I have some meetings this week that will keep us off the boat but we hope to be back up ASAP this week.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there- hope you had a great day with your family!