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Monday, November 11, 2013

Putting the Boat to Bed

We pulled the boat out of the water on October 5 but didn't have a chance to cover it until today.  Thankfully it was a stunningly beautiful, not too cold, autumn day.  It was kind of nice being out in the marina, surrounded by the shrouded vessels, accepting the seasonal change once again.  I played with Tanner while Doug readied the boat for the covering.  Tanner really loves the marina, no matter the season.  He runs and rolls, chases ducks, finds wood to chew on, pads around in the water.  It's all good for him!
Finally all that was left was to pull the tarp across the top, tie it down and walk away until next spring.  It's always a little sad when you realize that the boating season is behind you for a few months.  But now it is dark by 3.45 p.m. and we are still 6 weeks from the winter solstice so the pull to be out on the water isn't so great.  Still...I know when the time comes to undo the tarp, clean up the boat and set it in the water, that will be a happy day once again.