SO! Back to the tales of the road!!
Saturday night I met up with my mother dear and her boyfriend friend who we can call Captain C.. or CC to speed up the post :) CC has a boat.. like a real for real boat. One that has a deck, and an entire bedroom area underneath and buttons, and things, and navigation dealies that beep and light up.. all very technical stuff!
In any case we spent the night around a camp fire (light just for me :) and drinking wine (defiantly not brought just for me, but rather a camping staple for the momma dear) The next morning we got dressed and headed out to sea!
The fog rolling into the coast..
Ok lets just pause her and talk about how freaking cute my momma is. Ready bright eyed and bushy tailed for the day in her colorful rain boots, jeans boat neck (hehe) sweater, scarf and cow girl hat.. yeah.. adorable! I chose the "wear everything warm you brought" method.
Our boat! OH it must also be said that my mom was taught the "I'm on a boat!" SNL song while going out to sea.. she learned it well and every now ans then would look over at me and cry out, "IM ON A BOAT!" LOL. Gotta love it. this I am pretty sure was taken after one of those times.....
Also gotta love my crazy happy eyes
See! So adorable!
our boat! (again)
Pulling into the bay after zero Salmon caught and only about three crab (which I was secretly happy about)
Alright so the salt water came up into a river where we drove back into on his boat (I deep and wide rover that is) and all the while about three sea lions swam next to us!
They are so dang cute! their faces look like a puppy. I loved them, I want to cuddle one. they are so sweet and playful! They would get really close to the boat and swim under us and their little faces would emerge from below on the other side of the boat.. and so on up the river for lunch!
I guess back in the 60s with all that free love floating around, some people decided to also float some houses... little bungalow type cabins on the water.. no like IN the water. We hooked the boat up to one of them and dropped anchor to have lunch
(momma made salad..CC "made" aka killed the crabs and that was that)
the little floating hut we hitched to had a wooden bench on the deck.. ok let me better explain. imagine a studio apartment..cabin. with a wrap around porch with a slender plank tied to the porch on one end and tied to a make shift dock about five or more feet up. because the river is always flowing the plank must be able to move with it.. Mom and I decided we needed to conquer this and go explore up on the dock and in the woods!
our favorite "ghost tree" across the river
climbing back down the plank to the little cabin...
a different floating house just straight in the middle of the river.. not the cleanest home, but I certainly like where their head was at!
small cabins one and two!
That night I slept on the boat..huddled under sleeping bags and blankets, listening to Enya on my iPhone and the sound of fish surfacing to make bubbles, and the swooshing sounds of the sea lions swimming by, the breeze in the pine trees, and the small distant chirps of birds who are clearly confused at what time it is.. silly birds.. no chirping at ten thirty at night!