Friday, September 27, 2013

Attack of the Swans!

 That evening john and I had Matt, and Sue and Lynn Ozner (Matt's aunt and uncle) and their daughter Stephanie over for dinner on the boat. I prepared a dinner of maple glazed salmon, potatoes with blue cheese and asparagus. And of course a lot of wine, and even some tequila! We had such a blast with them, and Dexter got more than enough attention from them.
salmon and potatoes

Asparagus with parmesan 

everybody down below for dinner

Uncle Lynn and Aunt Sue
After dinner we went back to Matt and Alison's and surprised Josie in the morning. We spent the morning doing laundry, having long luxurious showers, since we don't know when the next time that will be possible, and playing with Josie. We said our farewells to Josie and she blew us kisses and the four of us ran some last minute errands. We ordered Thai food and ate it on the boat. John and Matt got to work making a jug board (yes, you heard me right). The purpose of this board is to hold big jugs of diesel, gas and water in place on the deck so it doesn't take up room elsewhere on the boat. While they were hard at work, Alison and I went below and enjoyed a lovely nap. Afterwards we had a celebratory drink and said our goodbyes to Matt and Alison. We've had such a nice visit here in Long Island and loved getting to bond with Josie!

Breakfast with Josie

Hard at work 

That evening we got an unexpected visit from two swans. Very strange. Apparently the reason they're around this area is because wealthy people here have garden parties and buy swans to put in their ponds and then don't know what to do with them after. They also have a similar issue with ponies since they buy ponies for entertainment at their child's birthday party, yikes. These swans were not very nice though, they were hissing at me and looked ready to attack. I think Dexter was a bit scared of them. Then we had 15 ducks come our way, and before we knew it, we were surrounded! We decided to hide out below and hope for the best!

With our lovely view in the background

Watching from a cautious distance

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