|Sunset from our dock|
|Our NW dinghy|
|Not much yield but fun to grow San Marzanos|
|Our backyard - you can see how much the water line changes with the tide|
|Taken by our neighbor at their party on 8/24|
|The Willamette River, downtown Portland while working on the BrewBarge in July|
|2 sheep troughs yield more veggies!|
|A private tour at the Japanese Garden |
courtesy of our old neighbor at the moorage
|Bringing artwork from |
our rental home
|View of Portland from the Japanese Garden, above the city|
|Our resident heron watching for dinner|
|Dang beavers ripping branches from |
the shore and swimming our way
|Washing our Chacos when we arrived back in Portland|
|All spiffed up for a wedding|
|Lots of bunnies on the island, they are fearless - and cute|
|Mike inflating our new paddleboard|
Mike sold his kayak and bought a paddleboard so a new sport for us to learn.
Northwest fires, like so many other places, are causing bad air quality and we're thankful for the many firefighters who are working hard to protect land and people. In fact, today Mike filled in teaching an advanced sailing class for an instructor at Passion Yachts who was called away to his firefighting duties.
We look forward to returning to Pura Vida and Guaymas come November. We've had some work done on the boat during our absence which we also look forward to seeing. The transmission's been rebuilt by Omar, new ports in the salon (this time installed by someone other than us!), and the glassing over of the hull / deck joint around the entire perimeter to get rid of the sporadic leaks.
And we just decided in celebration of our 11th wedding anniversary that we're going to Spain and Italy for 2 weeks in October. We are anxious to visit Concha, the foreign exchange student who lived with us for a year in 1962! She and her family live in Valencia and await our arrival. We also plan to visit Venice to hopefully connect with our friends Stefano and Francesca at Stormwater Italia.
Please drop us a note and let us know how you're doing. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
|A reminder of what we'll be going back to in November - boat yoga!|