Thursday, January 6, 2022

Not So Safe

We have been feeling safe and confident spending time on our floating dock because it is a few feet above the water level. Not so much any more...


Swimming Buddies

Yesterday, Wally swam up to say, "Hi." He is getting friendlier all the time; soon we'll be swimming buddies.

A couple of Cormorants have been keeping him company in the water. I am amazed at how far they travel underwater, and how quickly. They love standing on our docks to dry their wings.


Friday, December 31, 2021

New Years Eve Swim

Some of my masters swim group headed out into the Gulf of Mexico for an open water swim this morning. 

They haven't quite mastered posing for underwater photos, yet. 


Saturday, December 25, 2021

McBride Christmas

It wouldn't be a holiday with the McBrides (any McBride anywhere) without a bonfire. And that is how we spent Christmas Eve, gathering firewood then savoring a massive conflagration. 

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Cool and Rainy

We sipped hot chocolate in front of the fire as we wrapped Christmas gifts this cool and rainy morning. Life is good.


Monday, December 13, 2021

Holiday Spirit

Foggy mornings burn off for sunny, warm daytimes at our early December Florida home. 

The beaches are festive, but not too crowded. We are loving our new home, although we miss our Maui friends. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Together Into the Wilderness

I took Doug out into the Starkey Wilderness area only a few miles from our house this morning. I love being out in the middle of nowhere so close to busy civilization, and was happy that he enjoyed the hike as much as I did.