We started April with some pretty routine marina life: enjoying the free, easy laundry; using the marina bikes; the marina lounge with its free air conditioning and great wifi; and meeting new friends.
my laundry helper dying easter eggs in the boaters lounge making fun t-shirts with our new friends A map of the marina by Audrey
We had a wonderful, if WAY TOO brief, visit from some old friends. The Take Two crew stopped by for dinner as they were passing through our neighborhood, on the way back to their boat in the Florida Keys. We haven’t seen them since our hurricane season together in Rio Dulce, Guatemala three years ago. Before that, they were our first kid boat friends! They were living aboard their Catamaran with their 5 kids in Ft. Pierce, Florida when we bought Lark the 1st. They were mentors to us when everything from boat life to homeschooling was brand new. I miss them already…I can’t wait for our paths to cross again.
Rachel and Lorelei at 4 and again at 10 The Take Two crew Me and my friend Tanya
Big News! We finally moved Lark from her berth at Brunswick Landing Marina to St. Marys Boat Services. It was only a one day sail, but we really enjoyed ourselves. It was wonderful to be back out on the water again!
At anchor next to Cumberland Island.
We celebrated our birthdays with a fun lunch and stroll around Fernandina Beach, in North Florida. Then the girls went with me to the Oatland Wildlife Refuge, outside of Savannah, in hopes that we would finally see an armadillo. I have been on a mission to see one, after not seeing them on Cumberland Island where they are supposed to be plentiful. Unfortunately, I was foiled again. The resident armadillo at the refuge was sleeping deep in his burrow while we were there. We did have a beautiful walk and were able to see some other amazing birds and animals that had been rescued.
Oatland Wildlife Refuge: Amazing Gray Wolves I finally saw an armadillo!
We are enjoying being back in St. Marys even if living in the boatyard is NOT my cup of tea…think port-potty, and lots of no-see-ums. We spent most of the month of January here, and it feels very comfortable and familiar to be back. While Lark is here, we hope to give her a bottom job, and maybe even a bit of a galley re-fit.
Lark hauled out. The last time was in Rio Dulce, Guatemala 3 years ago. This is a nice yard, as far as boat yards go. They even gave us a ladder. playing downtown St. Marys
It’s spring! Check out all the babies! Gosling Nature Journal by Audrey
Observing a boatyard lizard. Don’t worry, he was released shortly after this photo was taken.
We read Wings of Fire with Brave Writer this month, and had a great Zoom party with our homeschool friends in Illinois. This book has also inspired a TON of dragony art. Dragon eggs by Lorelei Glory in Watercolor by Lorelei Kinkachu by Lorelei Clay by Audrey Dragon eggs by Audrey Watercolor dragons by Lorelei
Family gallery for the month: Easter bunny by Lorelei Easter bunny by April Carpenter bees by Lorelei by Audrey Mandalas on paper and on her sister by Audrey Pelican Nature Journal by Lorelei Magnolias by April Magnolias by Audrey VAnilla flower by Lorelei Lark by Audrey Coral by Audrey Coral by April Coral by Lorelei Fox by Lorelei Erik the Red poster by Lorelei Vulture Nature Journal by Lorelei