I awakened this morning to brilliant sunshine and a view out my window of the awesome range of mountains and volcanic peaks across Cook Inlet.
After a beautiful morning walk with Ronni, I settled in with a mug of hot coffee and a bran muffin to soak in the gorgeous ocean-front vista before me.
The only sounds were the rustle of the brisk ocean breeze through the tall sea-grass and the waves lapping gently against the shore. Heavenly!
No need for radio or an Audible book today – the relaxing, musical sounds of nature surrounded me.
With one more full day here before I have to leave, I alternated between walks on the beach and around the [still remarkably lightly populated] campground with little Miss Fish-tail Scavenger.
I also took another long walk to watch eagles overhead and along the river’s edge – but without my erstwhile 4-legged eagle-bait.
By the way, I am being careful with my walks. My knee is doing much better, but I’m aware it’s on borrowed time at this point and intend to do what I can to make sure it makes it through the summer. Besides, walking is good exercise.
I’m wearing my good Hoka One One shoes and knee brace (as needed) and am utilizing my duel-purpose walking stick/Hike & Strike.
As a walking stick, it helps with stability, and the handy zapper … well, loose dogs and eagles. What more is there to say? Happily, I’ve only needed the walking stick so far this trip.
Between walks, I spent some quality time at my spinning wheel today. I finished up the last of three multicolor bobbins destined to become a baby hat and booties, and am rewarding myself by starting to spin a lovely chestnut-brown cloud of alpaca. ❤️🦙❤️
To finish off an all-around stellar day, I completed an adorable little 100-piece wooden puzzle I started several days ago. Check out the unique and very tiny puzzle pieces!
I turned some of the finely detailed puzzle pieces upside down to better show the shapes.
The finished owl is less than 8” tall and was a fun challenge as well as being ideally sized for RV crafting. I’d really like to save this puzzle intact and hang it on a wall, but have no clue how to accomplish this after the fact. Any suggestions?