Cruising Great Northern, Our DeFever 53, Throughout the Northwest
And So Cometh The Solstice To Our Realm and Environ
December 21st, 2022… a winter solstice marches onto the stage and takes a bow. Oh yes, the days will now become measurably longer… and colder. It takes a while for the extra energy hitting our planet until our Northern Hemisphere begins to warm. It is a slow process… and just remember, the Southern Hemisphere is at the height of summer. Flip flop, T-shirt and shorts weather… But for us: A winter wonderland. The day before the Solstice:
Les stayed at the boat the day of the Solstice. I went hiking solo at Fort Flagler on Marestone Island. Flagler has wonderful trails that are well maintained with gentle ups and downs. The park is mostly wooded with a perimeter trail that carves its way along the Northern and Eastern bluffs. There are “spoke” trails that radiate from the Bluff Trail. This is one of them:
An so ends the day before and the day of our Northern Hemisphere “Winter Solstice” hikes. We hope you have enjoyed the pictures that we snapped along the way as we wandered through our woodsy landscape. We are looking forward to our 46th anniversary tomorrow, the 23rd… with Christmas and New Years day shortly thereafter. To celebrate our partnership of 48 years together, we will mostly likely go to the gym and swim a mile or more. Why not!
Les, Leo, and I wish you the best. Enjoy. Get out there and take a walk, a hike, ride a bike, sit in the back yard and watch the birds, breath some fresh air. Spend time with friends and family. Hope to hear from you…