On a beautiful, calm spring day, Lucas rowed three of us along the Puget Sound shore of Whatcom County, Washington. We put in at Larrabee State Park (south of Bellingham) and picnicked on this small beach, where we found agates, sea anemone, barnacles and tiny mussels among the rocks. Along the way we spotted a Belted Kingfisher, Black Oystercatchers, a Bald Eagle, Western Grebe, a couple Great Blue Heron, plus a baby seagull. A few people were enjoying the waters from kayaks.
We talked about sailboats, and how the dingy might be converted. Lucas dreams of having his own sailboat some day. But for now, as Ashlee suggests, they are happy with easy afternoons rowing the borrowed boat. “You get what you don't pay for.”
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