This September idyll was different than the usual in that the weather was warm, dry and sunny the entire time AND we went the week before Labor Day so there was more social action and human interaction than previous September vacations. In addition, we had the cat and no human visitors. There were the usual patterings of little feet skittering in the ceilings and walls to keep us entertained and the dog tortured.
What’s great about being here in September is, barring any recent injuries, we are both in tip top physical shape, so we are up for any kind of activity and any wife survival test is usually passed with flying colors. Lots and lots of biking to be had, in particular a thrilling ride on single track through the woods near the ocean. We had done this ride in September,, “a short reconnaissance ride” that turned out to be an 18 mile wife survival test. But I passed and we found this really cool segment near Long Nook Beach worthy of further exploration.
In the early mornings, the routine is, Bill rides to get the paper; Lisa takes the dog jogging for an hour, and once for an eight mile walk on the sand paths in the “hollows” near the house. Later in the day there is either horseback riding for Lisa and a long bike ride for Bill or some sort of biking adventure for Bill and Lisa while the dog recovers at home and the cat rests up thinking of ways to keep us awake all night.
Lots to see and do this time, much of it with our friend Harriet. There is an entire post devoted just to her. This time we were very happy to be here to attend her annual Labor Day weekend cocktail party on the farm. Beautiful setting, wonderful people, good food and drink, lively conversation. You just can’t beat it.
I brought her some Cape Cod Lightening that I made out of beach plums picked at 7W’s last year. It’s a hooch made from fresh beach plums, vodka, sugar and cinnamon sticks from a recipe passed to me from Maysie. It was a huge hit at the party, not a drop left at the end of the evening. Many of the ladies in attendance who sampled it said that none of their recipes include the cinnamon, but we all knew Maysie was quite the renegade.
Bill took some lovely shots of views from the deck. Plenty of seals paid visits just before sunset each day, and many people were out enjoying the water with friends.
Soon we’ll be packing up the house, packing up ourselves, and packing up the pets to head home for the season, car jam packed with canine nose on feline box,
and a stop at Uncle Willie’s BBQ, exit 42 I-95 in New Haven for a burnt ends on a kaiser roll.
See you soon 7W’s!