I am sure the docks will soon fill with other boats, but like seeing the first robin in spring, seeing the first boat is a significant milestone on the way to real spring and worth sharing. Here's the first boat and traces of what I hope were the last snow.
Monday, March 30, 2009
A First and Maybe A Last
I saw the first boat docked at the Southport Marina, a few blocks from my house, on Friday. Saturday evening it began to rain, and then when temperatures dropped, the rain turned to sleet and snow. Sunday morning many activities were canceled as winds were gusting to 40 mph. We ended up with about 5 or 6 inches of wet, heavy snow. Today, however, the sun was shining and temperatures in the afternoon were in the forties.