Island Dreams

I found an app so I could check on some of the port traffic out in the distance. There were a couple of cruise lines. The fishing boats went out in the wee early hours. Sometimes a sail boat would show up as “pleasure craft.”

There was a megayacht at the yacht club in the marina out of view from our condo. There were juicy rumors about who might own it in an online forum. Also spotted: tugs, barges, tankers, and military ships.

Also spotted but not on the app: surfers, outriggers, sailboards, kayaks, catamarans and probably others I am forgetting. On land: bikes, scooters, people running, people with suitcases and people with dogs.

After the first night we gave up trying to adapt to the time. We just went to bed at 7:30 or 8 and then woke up at 5am.

As soon as I woke up I went to sit on the balcony in my summer pajamas to watch the ocean wake up. It was glorious!

In the early hours, before light, there would be all these cars coming in. Between our condo car instructions and this post, I figured out that people were moving their cars over here for free parking during the day. All the slots would be full by 7am. There was a cheap pay lot across the street from this spot. The car instructions encouraged parking there and every evening I would watch cars circle and circle and circle. We did not get a car and I’m glad because we would have either had to deal with this or pay $$ to park in a lot.

Here is my NaNo progress meter. I need less than 10k to make my goal which is in the realm of possibility but we’ll see how the holiday weekend goes.

15684 / 25000 words. 63% done!

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