We were finally ready for some longer cruising time. Late August is a late start for us, but the bonus is that the crowds should lessen in September and the temperatures should be cooler. On August 21st, we headed west to begin our eastward cruise, a backwards beginning for a very good reason. Last year was so much fun that Al promised Caleb and Ceci that we would bring the boat to Milford again (Milford Mania).
We anchored between Milford and Charles Island for the night. After bath time, Ryan, Kerri Caleb and Ceci came to the shore to wave good night to us.
Mother and Father arrived for a day out to Charles Island. At least there were four more eyes to watch these two monkeys. I do have to admit that they are very agile and able, and never ask for a screen to pass the time.
Kerri and Ceci kayaking
Dinghy driving lessons again, the most requested activity.
Limerick arrived, making the trip from Sea Cliff to Milford to join us for the eastward cruising together. It seems we were having so much fun that I forgot to take pictures. Or, it could be that my heart was in my throat watching the two monkeys leap and climb between the rafted boats. I guess I need to relax because they were quite careful and able.
Caleb and Ceci slept overnight on the boat again, thrilled that they got TWO nights. Papa made a lee cloth for the pilot house berth so that they could each have their own bed this year.