we have been having some gorgeous weather this september. and we have needed it. our spring sucked. so did our early summer - just ask jambaloney's parents who visited us in mid-june. it was gray all around.
but the last few weeks of august and this past few weeks in september - the weather has felt like balm to our souls. we are swimmers. we love water. and we have finally been able to enjoy the water for the past 2 months. here's hoping we can still enjoy the river in october. it will be cold. it HAS been cold. but we love it!
and here we are swimming on September 26th - can you believe it? that river is backed up because 6 mountain streams drain into it (jambaloney will have some posts with pics to explain all of this) and because the river itself can not drain into the ocean. normally the river is very salty due to the ocean tides coming into it as far up as we are - but because the ocean flow-out is blocked - the river is being backed up by all of the mountain streams. and mountain streams make for some cold, delicious, cold water. the sun was so bright today that it didn't matter how cold the water was. we love the water. and we love getting out into the hot bright sun to dry off. here's hoping that i will be able to post "Sept 27th - and we are still swimming in the river" and a whole pile of other posts leading into mid-October. we love our river. we hope that you love it too!
Stephen, Arsenius, MDR, Mudbug, CC, CZ, Matt, PP, Max, Tango, MM, Jennifer and Tom buddy - and a whole pile of our other internet friends - y'all should start planning for a visit up here next summer!
we'll welcome y'all with open arms!
here's a pic of me going in ....uh-oh - i think you can see my bum. we don't wear clothes. ever. unless we leave framboise manor.
here's me swimming back. that water is freezing. but sooo refreshing!
EDIT: i think that's jambaloney's bum too! thanks to MDR for pointing it out!
he loves the water too!
and here we are laying on the blanket. that's the sky that we look at when we look up.
there are millions of jobs that need to be done at framboise manor. but on days like this - our most important job is to soak up the beautiful cape breton sun and swim in the river. cross your fingers for us that tomorrow will be like today!