Friday was a beautiful blue sky day. We spent several hours in the afternoon driving around the south part of the island, taking back roads, enjoying the views and the forests and the roadside wild flowers. With all of the grasses blooming in the meadows, the colors were lovely, if subtle, against the blue sky. It finally felt like summer.
We mostly just drove, but we did have one destination in mind, Fort Casey. Used to guard the coast during both world wars, it is now a great place just to wander.
We started at the light house, which was closed, but still picturesque.
It is so open here on the bluffs overlooking Puget Sound. It's a great place for kite flying.
The old fortifications are great places for kids to explore.
The views are expansive.
Goldenrod in bloom.
The big gun is impressive, but I was their for peace of mind.
The Port Townsend ferry.
With so much room to roam social distancing was not a problem.
A precision kite flying team was practicing maneuvers.
After some time strolling around, we drove off to find one more location. The Ledgewood Beach sign is one we have passed may times, but we had never actually been there. We found the tiny public beach access parking area, and this lovely view.
Friday evening the Sounders played in a tournament, MLS Is Back, in Orlando, Florida. We flew the team colors.
At 6:00, having had an early dinner, we settled in front of the big TV downstairs in the "family room".
Playing in Florida in summer is a sweat fest, the the guys are rusty, but the Keepers kept both teams in the match for a 0-0 final score. It was good to see our guys in action again, but I'm not sure they should be playing yet. Especially in Florida!
Tom did do a little work. He replaced two landscape posts that had rotted out. He earned his coffee break and a rest.
I did no work. My job is to keep myself going. I did my physical therapy exercises each day, and took walks on the beach road. How about this for a septic tank cover.
And I enjoyed the sky.
We go home this evening. Sunday morning I report to Swedish Hospital for my COVID test. Then I'll finalize the check lists and prepare for Tuesday.
After this sweet Island get away, I'll be ready.