I don't know why I feel so silly about wearing shorts, they are really not much more than a divided slim skirt.
Jumping on and off the boat docking in a skirt or dress just didn't make sense from a safety standpoint as there was too much fabric to get hung up on the rigging and made for a safety hazard....
Big Splash! Hostess has gone overboard!
Santana black denim shorts
Tribal black and blue top
This is as good as it gets
with my distinct aversion to shorts...
This Tribal ribbon top is actually one of my favorite tops.
I've got several other white tops which I can wear with the shorts.
We pack lightly on the boat in the summer time and use our large Lands' End totes.
I throw in a few pairs of pj's, bathing suits, pants, tee shirts and a few cool cotton dresses.
Polartec jacket, a sarong and a rain proof jacket round out the gear.
Speaking of shopping I did a quick turnaround in Sears and picked up a black one piece bathing suit so that I would have a second one on board.
I found that my bathing suit did not dry overnight and so I was squeezing into a damp suit for the morning swim...
not as easy as I thought it would be and much huffing anf puffing and wriggling was required!
I enjoy swimming in the outdoor pools in the heat and find two swims a day quite refreshing.
I love Audrey's writing and her novels are unusual and unique...
this one did not disappoint but I was not prepared for what would transpire...
I suppose the surprise is refreshing even if it is a bit strange.
My BFF loaned me this book when we were at Poets Cove on Pender Island this past weekend.
We enjoyed several lazy days of swimming in the pool and soaking in the hot tub...
a walk and dinner out squeezed in between sun bathing and reading rounded out the trip.
The funny thing was that when she showed it to me I said "Oh I am reading one of her novels right now!"
Niffeneger and Diffenbaugh...two distinctly different names and yet I thought I saw the same letters in the same order and yes I was wearing my sunglasses but I have no excuse as they are prescription Maui Jim's!
a fragrant flowery fantasy in a vase...
Buying shorts might not seem like a big deal to you but for me it was a huge leap...
I have my fingers crossed that the Fashion Police are out of the country on holiday.
Shorts are what most boaters are wearing these days...
perhaps I have just come to the party late which is no surprise as that is my usual modus operandi!
July 20th, 1974
Our wedding day under the rose arbour at Government House.
I cannot believe that we are at year 40 as husband and wife but it's true and yet it feels like yesterday
when we stood in the church in front of over 100 of our friends and family saying I Do.
So young, so naive, and so completely in love.
With many dreams in our hearts for a future together.
My husband is a wonderful partner, a great friend and I am so grateful that we met.
I might call it fate how we met and my husband might refer to it as a mere coincidence.
We met when we were out boating.
I was a guest on my BFF's family boat in the late 1960's...
so we've actually been a couple longer than 40 years.
We will be celebrating this weekend.
"Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose
beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity."
~ Kahlil Gibran ~