This morning Adam made our last major purchase for the boat -- a good used outboard motor. Here she is! -- an 11 year old Yamaha with only about 15 hours of use on her. She was on someone's dinghy and just didn't see much action, so they decided to sell her.
Julia and Sandy came too.
Back at the marina, I took a few shots of an old building. Until about 6 years ago, it was a little store, carrying all kinds of things. It would have been just my kind of place. The elderly lady who ran it though, said she closed it because she had to be there too much. It was wearying.
Oh my! I almost forgot about the jumping fish! I've missed them. Adam and I used to sit and look for fish (mullet, I think) around here that leap out of the water, launch along on their sides and then splat! back down into the river. So funny!! I guess the warm weather and warm water brought them back into their airborne antics, and today we saw almost 40 jumps, during our hour on the water. Forty! Many of those were duplicates, in a way, because a fish will often leap into the air, fall back in, and then leap again a second later. They almost look like stones being skipped :)
Why do they jump? Are they too warm in the water and want to cool off? Is it some bizarre mating ritual? "I can jump highest, so you should mate with ME!" Haha :) Silly. Whatever it is, it's sure entertaining to humans.