The clouds were dark over Deer Lagoon and rain was on the way.
By Wednesday morning the rain had passed and we were surprised to have a mostly clear, though very windy and cold day. We bundled up and went to work in the front garden.
This was the first time we had been up since early December and the weeds had gotten way ahead of us. I hadn't dared to come up earlier because I knew it would be hard to resist pulling weeds and my back needed time to heal. As it was I did more that I should have. My back seems OK but my legs and hips are still sore.
The garden is looking good again though.
I didn't spend much time over on the Useless Bay side of the road with the cold wind blowing. We did see a few kite surfers taking advantage of the conditions.
With the hard work done by 1:00, we did some reorganizing of clutter inside the cabin and went over to Langley for a look around. We checked out the new Whale Center.
While Tom did some more work outside back at the cabin, I went for a walk on the dike along the lagoon.
The Scotch Broom is beginning to bloom as well as seedling apple trees.
Thursday morning the wind had calmed down a bit.
We paid a visit to the Bayview Farm and Garden Store and Nursery.
Later that afternoon we sailed across the Sound to Seattle and back home.
We won't wait so long to return to Whidbey Island next time.