Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer on Hayden Island!

Sunset beyond the railroad bridge across the Columbia

Pretty cool sunset on Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice moonrise
We have been reintegrating ourselves into life in Portland since the end of May – not the easiest transition from life in Mexico to the hustle, bustle of a growing city and associated traffic. Now, it’s already early August and we are settled into a wonderful floating home on Hayden Island. It’s on the Columbia River which divides Oregon from Washington, upriver from where we lived last summer.

Mike helping our neighbors with their dinghy
Waterfront Blues festival - 4th of July wkend
View across the river from our home - floating dry dock
Here we are: new employees at the
West Marine grand opening
Our friend Chuck's pontoon boat
moved our stuff up the river
It’s been a transition, for sure, and we are thankful for our friends old and new who help us on our journey to enjoy life on the water. We moved from our friends’ houseboat to another moorage in mid July – upriver via pontoon boat!

We are both working multiple jobs including West Marine at their new flagship store on Hayden Island. It’s a fabulous store and we are glad to be part of it.

We’re biking and walking to get around on the island, getting by with one car, and enjoying summer on the water. Still hoping to bring our kayaks to the river.

We both wish you a fabulous summer!

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