But last Sunday was one of those special days. A friend had invited me to visit. The morning I spent loafing on the verandah soaking up the sun and in the afternoon we drove to the coast and had a wonderful walk up to the top of a headland, where the views along the coast and over islands were sublime. The green vegetation and the varying blues of the sea and sky reminded me that there is Life Outside the Shed. We strolled along the beach, conversation rambling over a variety of topics - such fun. The sun poured on my bare arms and warmed me through and through. It felt like the first time I'd been thoroughly warm for months. Such a perfect day. It really revived me and was a wonderful reminder of why it's worth putting in the hours to get back on the water.
Good friends; beautiful scenery. And I will get back afloat. I have so much to look forward to and so much to be grateful for.
A couple of days later, the temperature plummeted, but the weather can't fool me. Summer isn't far away and like most of those brought up in higher latitudes, I revel in sunshine, even when I'm inside the shed.
The area under and around the cooker is still at the planning stage. Let's hope the plan is clear when I get there!