We've spent most of the last 20 years in Europe, the bulk of our time in Stockholm, Sweden. A year in London, England and a year in Paris, France have been ours to enjoy as well. Our US home is in Desert Hot Springs, CA where we have landed for the time being.
We have, once again, fulfilled our civic duty to our boat club by spending the night in the marina as night watchmen. It is easy duty. Show up at 23.45.
Walk around the marina a few times to make sure there is no suspicious activity. Vacuum and mop. Leave at 6.00 a.m. The night goes quickly and thus far, without incident for us.
Tanner loves it. It is quite possibly his favorite night of the year. He runs free throughout the marina, hops in and out of the water, scares the ducks and indulges in other kinds of dog revelry. I nap, read, surf the net and take pictures. I still love to watch the progression of the sky during the high days of summer here in Stockholm.
We've had a wet and cloudy summer thus far although I was surprised yesterday when we ran into some tourists from England and they were remarking how happy they were to be in Stockholm where it is so much better weather than England. Yikes. At about 21.00 a huge storm blew in and poured rain. We were happy that by 23.45 the rain had ceased and while huge clouds lurked in the sky, the trend seemed to be in a clearing direction.
It was chilly but dry throughout the night.
Morning broke beautifully and by 3.30 a.m. the sun was shining brightly on the boats and the water.
When we drove away at 6.00 a.m. the promise of a beautiful day was unfolding before our eyes.
Tanner sitting on the dock in the early morning sunlight.