I’ve been waiting since spring to say those three little words. I’d planned for it, as did Sarah. We stocked up on cool clothes made from little bits of light fabric. We acquired new hardware like a 12v box fan and a kiddie pool just big enough to soak our feet in.
And we just kept waiting.
As the weeks went by, the weather never really warmed. If anything it got colder. By mid August we had to accept the fact that summer had forgotten to show up.
That was in Shoal Bay, where we were preparing to traverse the last set of rapids and say goodbye to a wonderful, albeit cool, summer of cruising the Broughtons.
Now, where did we stow that sunblock?