Tuesday, September 20, 2011

At Anchor

There is definitely something nice about being at a marina. You don't need to think too much about the water you use or the lights you turn on. Restaurants, groceries, and other amenities are often nearby. And of course, you can always meet a friend, either old or new, on the dock.

But we also love being at anchor.

Being at anchor is quiet and peaceful. We're usually far enough away from lights that the stars are brilliant, the sunset seems to surround us, and the sounds of the night become a lullaby.

Dylan patrols the bow for birds while Dyna sleeps in the evening breeze.

Tomorrow we pull into the Cambridge Municipal Marina for the start of the MTOA Rendezvous. We look forward to seeing many old friends and making new ones. It'll be 4 days of parties and learning and catching up and mostly lots of fun.

But for tonight, we sit in a beautiful cove, listening to the crickets, surrounded by those we love. Life is pretty good.


Dave Gibson said...

Nice post, and a great photo!

Anonymous said...

Getting a little cold and wet here in the Northeast for those beautuful nights at anchor, Guess We'll just have to live vicariously through your great post while we start to hunker down for a long cold winter. Love you blog and Active Captain sites. Glad the dogs are doing fine! Kevin and Beth on Autumn Dream

Summer Wind said...

Hope you had a great time at the rendezvous.