Winter has been kind. I guess we were due a mild one after many harsh long winters. The beginning of January was mild and lovely.
Then there was the end of the month when a big blizzard came knocking. Three long days cooped up on the boat with record snowfalls and strong winds. I was worried about losing power, but thankfully it stayed on and we all did fine. The kids played and watched movies and we baked. And in the middle of the storm I carefully made my way off the boat and walked in thigh deep snow to a room left unlocked by the marina for liveaboards to gather. It ended up being a warm and wonderful gathering with surprisingly good food and music and laughter. I even met some new people I didn't realize were living here. Just the thing for a blizzard night, making grateful once again for this little community we have.
The kids bundled up and enjoyed the snow to the fullest. A perfect, fluffy, deep snow.
It was good to get one gratuitous snowfall. That's really all winter needs to be, right?