But THIS Fall, while we were laying low in Blind Bay, I received an email saying they would be harvesting the Madeleine Angevine grapes Wednesday and Thursday (today and tomorrow). Hey, the weather was supposed to calm down -- do you want to go to Lopez?
So even though my alarm was set for 6 AM, I was awake at 5. Big breakfast and a 2 mile walk, and we arrived at the vineyard!
|It was 44 degrees this morning. I have a t-shirt, poly-fleece jacket, lined windbreaker, and my wool hat.|
|Actually, the Tasting Room is now in the Village.|
|A nice archway, and a nice dog -- Jesse.|
We are doing a 'first pass' today, where we will only pick the premium fruit. Tomorrow we will glean the rest.
|My, what a lovely bunch of Madeleine Angevine! They nearly GLOW in the sun!|
I last until 4 o'clock. That is a seven-hour day, for my first day of 'work' in over three years! And, I will be walking another 2 miles back to the boat.
On the way to the vineyard, we passed THIS sign. I had to take pictures for my daughter Casey, who LOVES kiwi fruit.