Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rocking in Boston

Yes, I'm rocking in Boston with some homeschool friends from Oregon. Actually, we're all rocking AND rolling in Boston! We're staying on two houseboats and I think I'm finally getting my "sea-legs." My poor mohair still sits packed in my sewing bag and little Annie-Mae the Featherweight has been relegated to a closet. But I think I'm FINALLY adjusting to the waves--or I'm just getting smart enough to consistently take some anti-nausea medication!

Growing up far from the coasts, I never knew much about tides. In fact, if we weren't staying on a houseboat in a harbor of Boston, I think I'd still be completely naive about tides. But now we are becoming "tide neophytes"--we know a little bit more, but we still have much to learn. The other day we sat huddled around the computer learning about tides and how they differ around the world. I didn't realize that some areas get one high and one low tide each day and other areas get two of each. For better or worse, we're in the two-of-each-a-day category here in Boston which means extra rocking and rolling all day long. We can tell when it's getting close to changes in the tide or when it has recently peaked or fallen because the constant gentle waves become visibly larger and the houseboat bounces around quite a bit.

Well, my internet connection isn't the most reliable here, so I think I'll sign off for now. However, when we get home I'll have stories and pictures to share. And if I'm lucky today I might even get a few snips into some mohair.

Warmly,
Cheryl

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I've always wanted to stay on a houseboat!!

    I can't wait to hear your stories and see the pics when you get back!

    What prompted the houseboat stay? Is it to learn about oceans and tides?

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  2. Hi Heather! Since I can't walk as much as the rest of the crew, my friend found these houseboats to stay in so that it's a bit more homey for me when every one else is out and about. So far it has worked quite nicely and we were able to bring Bingley with us as well!
    Warmly,
    Cheryl

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