February 24, 2013 by Last Star blog
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Part of the fun of this adventure has been exploring private islands, illusive beaches, and quiet coves. SO…I have been eyeballing this lovely little beach on the other side of the little bay for a few days and I suggest we go exploring in the dinghy, around 4:30–okay, so it was low tide. We ask our friends Pauline & Rob to go with us, as they are big hikers/explorers too. We woke them up from a late nap! Aye, the life of a pirate…but they say, yes and Freddie, of course, she is always ready to go.
We take both dinghies, as they have an excellent one with a RIB (rigid bottom)…they can haul the mail when our little floppy sausage just sputters and splashes about. Off we go around the bend, when we all realize low tide really has become a moonscape in the bay and that beach I was eyeballing–it looks about a zillion miles away. We persevere, we are intrepid!
We make a few stops to explore the eddies and look at bi-valves and various sea life. Freddie gets to walk around and we are still in quest of that beach. Back in the dinghy. There is lots of paddle, pulling (my turn this time) and some name calling! I would be the person with the idea, so guess who takes the brunt! Seriously, everyone is having a good time. However, for ONCE our floppy sausage with its low clearance is more successful, their RIB drags much more often! We have an impromptu paddling race…we win! They look better doing it though!
We made it to the little beach and it afforded a short walk to the other side with more beaches! I never get tired of the color of the water here or the beauty in a deserted pristine beach.
We are now on the east side and sunset is quickly approaching, we hate to miss one so we jump back in the dinghy, paddle, pull, push until we are back in our basin and watch the sunset from the dinghy.
Even the cats were out at the pulpit watching tonight.
Another day in paradise, shared with good friends. Aye, the life of a pirate. Tomorrow we forage for food!