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Oct 29 Friday Day 11

The Clarion in Hull is my best friend. We have had a little set back; my C-Pap machine has lost its brain due to power failure on the cell battery it was run off of.  So my sleep has been very disturbed and not enough.  I have about 2 good hours in the morning then sleep most of the day and all night.

Anyway it is Friday and we get an early start as we don’t want to miss the ferry to the Islands like we did yesterday.  We do a little sea glass hunt on the beach right outside the Clarion and it shows promising in the pictures of the glass in hand.  We make a little stop at another location that was great but we only have 15 minutes to spare (don’t want to miss the 10am ferry).

We head into Boston like two peas in a pod and it swallows us up.  Excitement is the first feeling as we are approaching and seeing rather large buildings, harbor, skyscrapers and steeples. We are lost and can’t find the Ferry doc and miss the 10 am Ferry but that is ok, because there is another one at 12 noon.  We spent the next two hours driving around looking for this location and in the tunnel out of the tunnel, the GPS (dashboard Sally) lost her brain each time we went into an underground and we were lost coming back up.  We found the airport terminal no problem as many can’t do that but it was an accident that we found it.

We can’t get parking anywhere, Guy puts me out it is 3 minutes to 12 noon to go get the Ferry tickets while he goes to the car park for $15 and runs back to Long Wharf and the North Ferry Doc just before 12 noon as the internet schedule stipulates.  It is cold and the ticket guy slides a glass window aside to help me

ticket guy, “can I help you?”

me, “ya, I’d like two tickets to the Boston Island’s please”

ticket guy, “It’s going to be a long wait”

me, “oh, how long?”

ticket guy, “well next year, the Ferry stopped running after labour day, always does”

me, “you don’t say”

NOTE TO SELF, self this was a waste of day and gas I could have looked at downtown Boston on the Google satellite without the stress of being lost.

Guy finally gets there… I am contemplating telling him it took him too long to park and get back and we missed the Ferry but I don’t have the heart, lol.

I tell him and he says, “Come on Martha lets get out of Dodge”.  We head for Cape Cod, that is Day 12 in the middle of  “Gay Bear Event.”

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As most of you know I am on the road on a rather long road trip.  I’d like to blog it, but they don’t have McDonald’s on the coast, they are inland.  This also means I don’t often get to read and comment on ya’all, only because of time.  I miss my Family of FFF and made sure to be here this am to join and I’m glad I am. Susanne has introduced us to focus on reflecting five favourite things, be them large or small, blessings obvious and gratefulness we dug into our hearts to share with others.

Friday’s favourite five #19

Sea Glass; here are my five for this week-glad to be here even though it is almost Saturday.

A few small finds

1. Sea Glass; This trip is all about Sea Glass, we talk to locals more often because of these two words, we have sore necks, chilled bones, and we keep the hunt going.  It is an addiction in a sort of way, a free treasure hunt that always eggs you one foot further to search, comb, find, lurk, and turn over sea weed all in search of a gem, a fine gem at that.

2. They are everywhere; Beachcombers looking for the same thing.  Combing the beaches some walking up and down some sideways with each one a unique pattern to search and seek out the all mighty sea glass.  We have met up with beachcombers from everywhere.  I thought what we were doing was a rather unique once in a lifetime vacation, ya-no, everyone out here at this time of year has their head tilted, and a bag in hand. We were skunked two days in a row and started to feel a little frustrated.  Not for long as we turned our frustrations into a beach game.  We have a pocket full of

3. Lost and found; Today is day 11 of our sea glass beach vacation and we are living in our retroverted camper stopping at every ferry dock, port, harbor, inlet, and significant beach area.  Our retroverted is an over-sized bread box and so far we have managed to lose one set of car keys, a battery charger for the camera, a package of lenses cleaner, cable for the computer, pill container, wallet, dog treats, and I know there is one other thing.  Things are going missing then showing up in the place we searched only days later. I feel like I’m loosing my mind sometimes then other times I think someone is trying to lose it for me but he has lost a lot of these items himself.  We stayed last Monday night at a pull over off the road and watched a movie that we purchased earlier from Wal-mart called “Rest Stop.” Nothing has gone right since but we are blessed for sure as the last thing we lost was our way in downtown Boston today and missed the Ferry again, but found our way out.  Four hours back and forth, in tunnels, over passes, loosing the signal to dashboard sally each time we went down in a tunnel.  All over some sea glass, hum.

5. Beach Games; If you’re still reading you might want to turn back right here.  Or proceed with a sense of humor.  Ok, we have been skunked two days in a row not finding any sea glass and sometimes it can be frustrating, I mean we cover a lot of ground.  Anyway we turned our frustrations into a Beach Game and called it “jackelope Bait.” Lucky for me, you asked how is it played?  You have a pocket full of Jackelope Bait (shards of unwanted sea glass that isn’t good quality) and when you see a Beach Comber coming toward you, you simply bend down and drop a handful of shards and then walk off.  Here comes the fun, because the Jackelope never crosses over a bunch of sea glass so he stops dead in his/her path and ever so humble bends down and takes the bait.  Meanwhile we watch from a short distance as the Jacelope stands up and tosses the handful back to the ground where we run over and pick it back up because with all these beach combers we run out of Jackelope bait fast.  We had to stop because our ribs were aching with laughter.

So there it is in writing my FFF-Sea Glass, what is all the hype about, blessings for sure and a promise never to watch that movie again. Please join in and link up with us and visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.



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