Outpost Caretakers Week 30 – Everyday There's Something NewApril 9, 2012 | 1190 Views
Late one afternoon this week while enjoying a glass of wine, watching the ever changing sky we commented on how different the weather has been this year. I decided to look back to the blog I had posted this time last year. Funny how we forget things, for that post could have been written this week it was so similar. Rain, hail, some sun and even waves that caught my attention were all mentioned as to what was happening here a year ago.
Sunday morning, April 1st and look who’s decided to take in the scenery from the vantage point of the front deck.
Snow, hail, some rain and even the sun…..all at once.
Now that the rain has stopped, it’s game time.
I was standing at the counter in the kitchen, Monday, putting some lunch together when I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I hollared out to Mike, “Look out the window!” We can kinda judge what is happening beyond our sight in the ocean by the size of waves or swells that we see roll by out at the furthermost island but this was something different.
These giant waves continued all day but something else that was rather strange was our bay was calm and showed no signs of what was going on just on the far side of Port Louis.
I’d say it finally looks like the rains have past and nicer weather is on the way, but I don’t want to jinx it so I’ll just say I took advantage of the nice day and went exploring through the woods to see what has changed over the winter, surpriselying nothing much but we did get lucky and have one perfect size tree (not too big, not too small) fall which we can cut up and at least have a small stack of wood for the summer guests.
Who pulled the plug?
We had company Thursday morning. We’d just caught sight of the Coast Guard vessel making her way into the bay beside us but we knew that within an hour or so we’d be welcoming someone down at the docks. I popped some cookies into the oven and got a pot of coffee ready to switch on just as we saw the dinghy heading our way. Sadly the visit was brief as they had work to do but even 10 minutes of chit chat is nice.
It was around 5 pm that Thursday afternoon and I was just reading through my blog, one more time, when I spotted another vessel coming into our bay. More company!! We immediately recognize the ‘Silver Dawn’ and rush down the dock to greet her crew. My first thoughts are of what can I fix for dinner should they take me up on my invitation of spending the evening up at the lodge. It’s as if we’re all old friends, the conversation picks up from where we left off a couple of weeks ago….they have lots to tell. We were disappointed to hear that they were only going to be here for a couple of hours to harvest some more kelp and than be on their way. Well we had about 45 minutes of catching up waiting for the tide to recede a bit more and than they had to get out on the water. Most likely this will be their last trip into Port Louis for the year if all goes well but there is a slight possibility we might see them again. Mike and I would certainly enjoy their company for another evening.
I remember lovely evenings like this last year, indeed spring must be here.