Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Last Day

We were blessed with beautiful weather on the last day of 2007. It was the perfect day to try out the "big gift" I hinted at last week. I gather many of you were scratching your head trying to figure out what type of gift uses accessories like a *milk crate, cargo net and dry bag. I probably should have told you that it also comes with a PFD (personal flotation device) and a paddle.

My gift from John is a kayak.

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This one is on loan from the shop until the one we ordered arrives. It will be exactly the same, minus the rudder. John has put together a nice video of our day together on the water. Click here and scroll down if you would like to see it.

My View
Notice the hand knit socks.

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Fishing Couch
I'm not sure if this couch was dumped here or put here on purpose.

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One New Sock
This pair of socks is flying off the needles. The yarn is the reason, I think. It's Colinette's Jitterbug in the Toscana colorway. Short bursts of bright color on sage green is keeping it exciting.

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Beach Stroll
After our paddle in the lake behind the dunes, we stretched our legs on the beach and enjoyed the setting sun.

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The biggest surprise of 2007 for John and me was discovering our love of Matagorda. I look forward to more days like this in 2008.

Happy New Year!

* A milk crate in a kayak is very useful for holding things. A cargo net will keep everything in place. A dry bag is self-explanatory.

10 comments:

  1. That looks like a truly beautiful way to start the new year. Enjoy your kayak!

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  2. What a great gift! I was hoping for a canoe for Christmas for the family, but alas, not this year. I'll have to enjoy vicariously through you!

    The socks are lovely!

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  3. I love the socks! How neat that you got a kayak! I love to kayak, but I probably won't be going for a while! Enjoy your special gift!

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  4. You are going to have so much fun!!
    Happy New Year.

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  5. Happy New Year! Thanks for the sweet comment on my FBS. Wow! A kayak! That is a BIG gift! Have fun and enjoy your time on the water. Great socks!

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  6. Nice going, that couch was where John and Paul used to hang out on Saturday afternoons. Now they have to find a new " Secret Fishing Spot".

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  7. Looks like fun! Have a blessed 2008.

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  8. Wonderful gift! I look forward to the photos from the waterside view.

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  9. OK - that was a much more peaceful and serene way to start the new year than our beach experience. I feel really relaxed and refreshed after going to the beach with you. Thanks! Best wishes for a very healthy, happy and prosperous new year.

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  10. I have a kayak too, and I love using it! You will have a lot of fun with that I think. I'm loving your new pair of socks ;o)

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~Tracy