|Even the cat was sick of winter|
While the very cold weather of early 2015 kept the pets close to the fireplace, I helped a friend bring his newly purchased Nordhavn 40 up the ICW. Certainly we were heading the wrong direction for warmth, which I reminded him of often.
|Moving the first Nordhavn 40 farther North|
Here is a 21 minute video of the trip. It might be a bit long to follow, but you can fast forward though some it to get the idea
Mckensie celebrated her first birthday. Everyone came to Annapolis and Bonnie baked an incredible cake.
|Mckensie got the top piece to play with|
|Port Annapolis Marina|
Flying over Port Annapolis
Fishing Creek Flyover
Oyster Creek and Chesapeake Bay Flyover
|Eric and John Grunsfeld|
They publish the videos of their lectures at www.pswscience.org. I am still a Member at Large volunteering and advising on IT matters and their website.
Spring finally did come and we launched the boat and began warm weather activities. One of our residents scheduled a Waterman for Day trip for our community and a group of young people and adults got to work nets and learn more about the Bay.
I volunteered over the summer on the safety boat for two classic sailboats that take people out on Wednesday nights to experience old time 'sandbagger' sailboats.
|Working the safety boat|
|Our eclectic spinnaker|
|Picnic on the trampoline|
|400 clams ready for steaming in Cape Charles|
|Passing Thomas Point light just after sunset|
2015 had us at two weddings of good friends. One was at the Sagamore in upstate New York and the other was in Virginia at a winery. Bonnie made the cake as the wedding gift for the one in Virginia.
|Bonnie's cake creation at Steven and Meagan's wedding|
|Building an outdoor kitchen|
My mom, Ian, Tyler and I joined my brother and his family for a trip to Nassau for Thanksgiving. We did a few dives and some great sight seeing. My GoPro got a nice workout.
|Mom, Tyler, Carl, and Eric|
|Tyler, Eric, Carl and Elena|
|Lisa, Kyle and Carl|
|Breezes was a decent resort, albeit the food was just okay|
|We certainly ate a lot of conch out in Nassau|
|Even did a Rum tasting|
|The Queen's Staircase|
|Kyle, Ian, Eric, Mom and Carl|
The diving was really great. The winds and waves were high but it was warm and clear in the water.
|Greetings from the Bahamas|
|Eric enjoying the Shark dive|
|Feeding the sharks|
A not too well edited video from the wreck and shark dives
Winter has been easy so far this December. We hope it stays that way. This winter we plan on doing more house projects (Bonnie built a new master bedroom closet while I was SCUBA diving), and hopefully get a ski trip and/or more travelling in.
We wish all of our friends and family Happy Holidays, and a joyful, safe and prosperous New Year.
|Happy Holidays from Bonnie and Eric|