Taking a new perspective

I am starting to realize that the weekend-weekday structure is more of a convention than a mandate for me now, and that i can take it to my advantage.

In fact, as per my last post, i did a lot of heavy lifting (literally) on Sunday, taking advantage that the docks were empty. First put the sails up and the down, spreading them over the empty dock for flaking. And then tackled the polishing/waxing job on the cabin top – an unpleasant job, better done by yourself.

Monday, on the other hand, i took it easy, doing mostly “admin” stuff down below in the cabin: researching and purchasing some pieces of equipment over the internet, coordinating logistics with suppliers and vendors for some additional services on Pesto. And when it was 5PM, i was pretty much done. Looking outside, the sun was shining strong, quite warm, the lake looking so inviting … it was going to be a glorious afternoon.

Warm, a gentle breeze, no single cloud in the sky - just perfect to be outside
Warm, a gentle breeze, no single cloud in the sky – just perfect to be outside

 

And so i decided to go paddling in the lake. It is funny though, as i did have a little hesitation … like, paddling, at 5PM … on a weekday ?!?

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Well … Yeah!

 

But then i remembered that i worked non stop on Sunday from 6AM to 9PM, and all made sense.

Seattle has lots of these lovely bridges
Seattle has lots of these lovely bridges

 

Besides, i was not alone.

Just like on the bossa nova song from Menescal
Just like on the bossa nova song from Menescal

 

Getting upclose and personal with the barge tugs
The barge tugs start working early, and by this time in the afternoon they, and their crews, have already called it the day.
Checking on the work at the shipyards nearby
Checking on the work at the shipyards nearby
I could swear i saw Popeye and Olivia on the bridge right before taking this photo
I could swear i saw Popeye and Olivia on the bridge right before taking this photo

 

And so started my third week here.

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