The irony that I would write about posting more often, then not make an entry for such a long time is not lost on me. My only excuse is that I have been working so many hours since before the Holiday weekend started. Don’t feel too bad for me, though. This is the view I gazed at as I settled down in my chair to watch the fireworks the night of July third.
I had to stay after the show ended to ferry the fireworks crew and all their equipment back to the marina from the island where they shot them off. My day started at 8am on the third and ended a little after 11pm. On the Fourth, we had the big barbecue on the bluff overlooking the river. Even though I was working, I took time out to get my fill of juicy ribs and corn on the cob.
All in all it was a fun filled and safe weekend on the waterways here. I wish I could say that for the rest of the country, but at least my charges behaved themselves accordingly.
This weekend it was regatta time as we hosted the annual Firecraker Regatta.
Storms loomed on Saturday as all the boats got out to the starting line. When lightning started to flash, the committee called a halt to the races and all the boats came back to the marina at one time. Just as the little boats pulled into the docks, the bottom dropped out of the sky and rain fell so hard you couldn’t even see the end of each dock. Talk about a Chinese fire drill, LOL! My crew scurried down and helped get all the boats secured and children and adults safe. An hour later the rain had passed and they went out to try again. This time they got five races in and the day was a success.
Next weekend we are hosting the United States Sailing Junior Olympics. It will be the first time our facility has had this event and we are excited to have it here. It will mean the third weekend in a row of long hours for me, but I am looking forward to it.
In the meantime, I am resting, playing with my grandson and trying to read a few journals. If I don’t leave comments as usual, forgive me, I’ll be back to a more normal schedule next week.