I finally make it up here on this boating trip, all excited about nice breezy days on Puget Sound and getting away from the oppressive Mississippi heat, and wouldn't you know it?
Seattle and the Pacific Northwest having their hottest temperatures EVER.
I swear I am cursed or something.
Yesterday was miserably hot in Oak Harbor, and very few places here have air conditioning, but today we are finally sailing out, so it should be cooler out on the water. The "bilge pump" broke on the boat Tuesday, and the Captain had to spend all day fixing it yesterday. We can't sail without it.
But the Captain made up for it. The best part of the day was dinner at Tobys in Coupeville, which is also on Whidbey Island. It's a really old seaside tavern that's been there since the 1880s, very local, very authentic. We had a big bowl of steamed Penn Cove mussels, garlic bread, blue cheese salads, and wine. It's the same little town where they filmed the movie Practical Magic, if you've seen it, and it's one of my favorite movies. That made up for the boat being broken for a day or so. And we did get to have a nice sunset dinner on the boat deck the night before, so all has not been lost. Just being with my Captain is good in itself.
My second favorite part of the day was when we stopped in the nice and ultra air conditioned Albertson's for some groceries to stock the boat with. I almost wanted to just hang out there all day.
Back home, on the other hand, they're having temps in the 70s and lots of nice summer showers. I guess I took the weather with me.