I had the most wonderful, relaxing, fun day yesterday. I spent it with my pals from high school. We get together several times a year to eat, laugh, and catch up. Usually we just meet at a restaurant, but yesterday my friend Ann invited us to meet at her condo on Kent Island, just over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Five of us met Ann at the condo, where we ogled and drooled over her beautiful new kitchen and her gorgeous view. She fed us a delicious crabcake lunch, too. Then her husband Robbin appeared (as if by magic!) and we all trooped out for a ride in their boat.
Oh. My. God. What a fabulous day! Rather than waste a few thousand words describing our trip on the eastern bay, let's just have a look, shall we?
The clouds kinda matched the wake.
A lighthouse on the bay.
Look! Up in the sky! It's a plane! It's a boat! It's... both!
How the other half really lives... we were just pretending.
Any crabs in those pots?
We anchored in a quiet, peaceful cove called Shaw Bay, where we had cheese and crackers and fruit and just chilled. We saw osprey, bald eagles, scads of migrating Canada geese, and great blue herons. As the day dimmed, a whole bunch of small jellyfish swept past the boat in the water and a biplane buzzed overhead. The sun was warm on our faces, but the air was delightfully cool. We joked about a strange, ultra-modern house under construction; we stood on the bow and posed for groups shots.
Finally we pulled up the anchor and headed back. The sun sank as we sailed, sparking a sundog as it set.
We made it back to the condo just as the dark settled in, where Ann whipped up a fantastic dinner. I finally got home about 11:30 pm.
Let me tell you, that day, with my old, dear friends, on the beautiful blue water under a beautiful blue sky, was exactly what I needed.