I had a great post for you [haha], and blogger ate it. I'm trying to remember what it said - it was five whole minutes ago, so we may be out of luck.
Gratuitous ship pictures throughout - you're welcome.
I went to Port Huron this weekend, visiting with a dear Canadian friend. She has a passport, I don't, so we meet on my native soil. Oh it was good to catch up!! Unfortunately the weather didn't smile on us, monsoon-style rains and wind and a high of 50F. Ooh it was cold.
I did make it down to Thomas Edison Parkway, under the Bluewater Bridge to Canada, to watch the freighters. One of my favorite things to do when I lived in Port Huron. There's something very relaxing about it, watching the water go by, seeing the great ships heading out to the horizon....
Port Huron is halfway between my friend's house and mine. We've been meeting there for years. She homeschooled her four boys, and I homeschooled my two. I think those trips were the favorite parts of our summers.
Our boys are all men now, and it's so lovely to catch up, just the two of us.
I'll never forget the time we were all standing on the walk next to the river - a man in full scuba gear came duck-walking down through the park, reached the railing by the river, and plopped right over. He came up about an hour later, and shared with us what was down there. Deep still pools packed with fish.....
Wouldn't catch me down there, the currents are nasty.
When I was younger, I contemplated joining the Merchant Marines. I was something of a romantic, wanting to go down to the sea in ships....silly girl.
The waves on Lake Huron were 4-7 feet yesterday, I saw one lone sailboat out, with no sails up. Very unusual for a Sunday, but it was cold! Still is, as I sit here shivering, must be time for more tea.
I'm home for awhile now, so I'm hoping to catch up on your blogs, it's been too long! I'm dying to know what you all are up to. See you soon!
That's the Canadian shore, across the river.