Saturday, July 2, 2011

First Leg

And so we begin the journey of the rest of our lives.

Our trip began with an auspicious number on our hour meter.  I have been told that '777' is the Lord's number, and Al says that little red 6 is just to remind you that the devil is always near.

The Columbia River was VERY busy above the I-5 bridge this afternoon.  It is July, and it seems that summer has finally arrived.  I am quite pink from the beach adventure and dinghy ride we took a couple of grandkids on yesterday, so I tried to stay out of the sun today.

The wind picked up through the afternoon and wind going against a current  stirs up the waves.  There were scattered whitecaps and waves 2-4 feet high.  We met some commercial traffic, including a car carrier, whose on-deck crew waved happily!

In the narrow channel to our anchorage this evening, we surprised this Bald Eagle.  Not my best photo, I did zoom in quite a bit, but I had to add it for this 4th of July weekend.


  1. I am so happy for you both. I can't wait to read your blogs and hear about your adventures!

  2. Love it! Keep em coming!