Sunday, January 29, 2017


Followers of the blog may be wondering WHAT we have been doing!? I (Kristi) haven't made a post since the end of October! Though that's more recently than I thought it had been. We came back into the US from Canada in September, after all.

So, what's been going on?

Well, I did start a business. I am now an independent distributor for SeneGence International. Their premier product is LipSense, but they have skin care and other cosmetics as well.
Same day, with product.
You can see why I call my facebook group 'Better With Lipstick!'

A recent photo

This year we are further back on the breakwater, which gives us a view of Mt. Baker. We so enjoy watching this changing view. Here are a couple shots, just hours apart.

Mt. Baker with a small example of altocumulus lenticularis.

USS Enterprise stopping by?

We also got a new camera! I've been having fun learning how to use it. Here are some of the first shots I took, getting an idea how the 60X optical zoom works. The next 4 photos were taken from the same spot, on First Street in Friday Harbor, near the courthouse.
No zoom. *I* know where Viking Star is, but YOU probably can't tell.

There she is!

JUST the boat.

And at full zoom, just the ANCHOR!
I think I am going to have some fun with this camera! (Nikon CoolPix B700) In fact the following photos got lots of viewing on my facebook page. This is the November Super Moon, taken the morning of 11-14-16 as the moon was setting.

Calm wind allowed the fog to hang, but made for more steady photography.

I was a bit surprised the fog made little difference, with the zoom.

Full zoom. WOW! Look at that texture on the rim!

And then, just some more fun with the camera....

The November 30 sunset silhouettes a house above the port.

December 4, quarter moon.

And one of my favorite photos in a long time, taken January 11, 2017.
Moonrise. Mt Baker. And a horned grebe in the foreground.

We had a grand time visiting friends and family, as always, in the Portland area over the holidays. All the sharing included a virus that we can't blame on the grandkids this year. When we returned to Friday Harbor, Al got the local version also. We are back to our usual 'in port' activities: surfing the internet, testing coffee shops (two new ones this year!), visiting with friends, and soon again housesitting. 

Viking Star and we will be leaving the dock mid-March, and we will begin having more adventures worthy of more frequent blog posts. We ALSO got a kayak for Christmas! So I am sure we will have stories that involve it through the cruising season.

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