So why am I writing this blog........?

This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Week 10 on the boat.

We are now nearing the end of week 10 living on the boat (yay- we have made it to double figures!)  I must admit that things have been pretty tough the last couple of weeks given the crazy heat and humidity that we've been experiencing.  We are all looking forward to the time when the house is completed.

Without a doubt my favourite part of the day is first thing in the morning.  When Doug's work schedule permits Doug, Tabby and I enjoy an early morning walk together around the marina before the heat becomes too intense.  Since the marina is also a nature reserve we've been privileged to see so many different types of wildlife on our early morning strolls.  Here are some of the creatures and critters that we've seen on our travels:  osprey, heron, egret, ducks, geese, seagulls, turtles, raccoons, crabs, horseshoe crabs, woodpecker, praying mantis, sea snakes, possom, owl, deer, fish, stingray, jelly fish, lots of different types of birds,  HUGE spiders and lots of nasty, biting bugs......

We had another thunderstorm on Thursday night/ early Friday morning.  By no means was it as fierce as the land hurricane a few weeks ago but the thunder and lightning was directly above us throughout the entire storm.  It was so close that it struck a beautiful, old pine tree about 100 yards from the boat.  As the lightning struck, it made the most tremendous sound and everywhere seemed to shake.  The lightning hit the top of the tree and has torn a huge strip of bark all the way down the tree off.

Some people are saying that the tree will die as a result which would be a great shame as it is beautiful and more importantly it's home to the woodpeckers.  I'm hopeful that it will make it.

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