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Kayaks and books

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yesterday was the first book sale of the season. I was there right on time, bags and donation ready. Most of the books that were sorted were from last year and there were bags and bags of unsorted new donations. I restrained myself and picked up 2 hardbacks and 8 paperbacks. A lot of the books had been in storage all summer and were dusty and musty and some even a little moldy. I was careful not to pick up any of those... no sense bringing mold into my house.

Then it was on to the beach where DH had already unloaded the kayaks. We had quite a group. 10-12 people decided to kayak in the estuary and 8 of us went in the sea. It was beautifully calm, a gorgeous morning to be out - I was glad of my hat!

We kayaked out to the island offshore (hm... where else would an island be?) about 2 km (1.5 miles) out. It looked a long way out and if we hadn't been with the others DH and I would never even attempted it. I was glad we did and I made it there and back... it took about 2 hours of paddling. The good news is that although I was very tired I'm not sore this morning. I was a little stiff but a yoga session first thing took care of that.

This morning was the first meeting of the book club. We read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" A great book and we had an interesting discussion along with coffee and doughnuts! I had my first doughnut in about 3 years - naughty but nice for a change... Now you must understand that doughnuts are very rare locally as they are a very american thing. A lady went to the nearest Sams Club and got a batch from there, so of course I had to try one :)
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