“There was nothing but that savage ocean between us and Europe.”

We are in the middle of a heat wave. It may even reach 40˚ today which sounds like deck weather, the time to start on a summer tan. I am tired of being pasty white with winter written all over my face, but we have no sun or blue sky; instead, we have a grey sky, the possibility of rain and a wind advisory. The dead leaves are being blown and the branches are swaying. What a waste of warm weather.

We had a wonderful evening last night. We reminisced about Ghana and told funny stories about each other. We talked about riding our motorcycles around town and in the bush, and how we met up with a man who cursed us for not giving him money and how Bill’s motorcycle stopped dead just as we were leaving. No curse though-the bike eventually started. Dinner was my curry, and Peg brought hummus, brownies and her own hot fudge sauce. For breakfast we had the blueberry muffins she also brought. They are now my favorite guests.

Today we have a craft fair then a ride around the Cape. Bill has never been here before so I wish we had the sun so he could see the cape in all its beauty with the light reflected off the water and in the marshes. I will take him down 6A, about the prettiest road around. I can be a great tour guide. I’ll tote my camera so I can post a few Cape pictures.

It is a short entry this morning as I am the only one yet dressed, and we’re shortly hitting the road. I’ll be back to post some music this afternoon. I promise!

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16 Comments on ““There was nothing but that savage ocean between us and Europe.””

  1. Birgit Says:

    No promises. We can wait. Have a great day and enjoy the “real world”!

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Birgit

      We had a great day and toured all the way down Cape.

      • Birgit,
        I think I’ve figured out why you can’t comment on Blogger. It probably has something to do with your cookie settings – if you block cookies while surfing, it can’t be done. I have to lower my cookie and security settings in Windows to Medium-High when I want to leave a comment on a site.


      • Kat,

        It sounds like a perfect day so far. I’m always happiest when I’m near the ocean. I’ve never been to the Cape, but we go down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina once (sometimes twice) every couple of years. (sigh , , ,)

        I bought a few cuts from ‘Blue’ yesterday, but in principle left ‘River’ off – it was the most expensive track on the album. It takes me right back to a particular time and place – such a sad, beautiful song. I’m always wondering what’s led you to choose tracks on a given day.

        I suddenly have a craving for a blueberry muffin and another coffee!



      • katry Says:

        It started out great yesterday. We had curry for dinner and it was wonderful then we entertained other friends who had come with stories of Ghana.

        Bill who grew up in Connecticut and lives in New Hampshire has never been to the Cape before this so I was the tour guide today on our ride.

        Sometimes I pick a theme for the music of the day based on what I’ve written. Other times my mood decides the music, but I listen to many, many songs before I pick the ones I want to post. It takes me longer to pick the music than to post my musings.

      • I know exactly what you mean. I’m sure most people don’t have a clue as to the amount of time that goes into choosing just the right songs on a given day. You’ve certainly been picking a lot of winners lately!

        Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend with your friends.


      • Birgit Says:

        I’ve just tried to comment 3 times with (all!) cookies (Firefox and Opera, as Anonymous and with name) on your “cool cats” post. So far nothing. Spam?
        My Linux computer is a highly personalized mess with paranoia settings, but internet life is still possible without the blogger comment system (Disqus on blogspot works) and some tumblr-players 😉 Be sure I’ll listen to your songs whenever I find them.

      • 🙁

        So sorry to hear that, Birgit. I guess it’s Linux-related then. Too bad, because I like reading your comments on the tunes here on Coffee. Oh well, I’m glad you’re enjoying them anyway.


  2. olof1 Says:

    We actually had sunshine today and bitterly cold with nasty winds. I can’t understand how the wild life can survive winters 🙂

    Looking forward to those photos!

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      Today was the day the snow melted off the streets and the icicles melted from the eaves of my house. It was a warm day, the last for a long while.

      I’ll put them up after the weekend!

      Have a great evening.

  3. Bob Says:

    “We’re have’n a heat wave, a tropical heat wave”. Looking forward to a high of 65 F and sunny skies here. Have a great tour and a great day with old friends.

    • katry Says:

      Yup, we could have sung that today. The world is melting!

      It was a fun day. We’re taking a breather then going out to dinner.

      • Bob Says:

        Crazy weather. Yesterday morning it was 19F degrees and tomorrow it will be in the 70s. Winter then Spring over and over again 🙂

        Global warming?

      • katry Says:

        We have a bit of what you’re having but at much lower temperatures. The 40˚ was almost spring-like, but we are expecting the cold to come back. This morning we were 12 degrees warmer than Boston.

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    A few minutes on the electric beach would alleviate your wintery face.

    It occurs to me that the only time I have ever been to the Cape was in the middle of the night one December decades ago. My mental image of the Cape is of a long, dark, empty road bordered by leafless rose bushes. I should probably visit during more reasonable hours. 🙂

    Any guests that brought me blueberry muffins, hummus, brownies and fudge sauce would most definitely be my favorite guests.

    It’s warmer than it was but the wind is howling and makes it feel about as cold as it’s been. Net gain 0.
    Enjoy your day trip and the rest of the time with your guests.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The beach was freezing because of the wind but away from the beach was pretty warm.

      I think the daytime is best to see the cape as is this time of year-fewer cars and fewer people.

      Yup, Peg tops the list of best guests!

      It was only cold when we stopped at the beach. The rest of the time the weather was fairly pleasant. The streets are down to roadway having melted from the warmth.

      Thanks, Caryn!

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