When family lives so far away,
it’s these special moments
however brief,
that put a smile on a mother’s face
and in her heart…
That’s all I need to say about this.
The pictures will say the rest…


…and yes, it was that cold.

Captain was more than happy to share the helm.

Multi-tasking son was more than happy to oblige.



Relatively calm waters allowed for us
to take the opportunity to empty the water ballast…
…one more step closer to end-of-season-prep.
Now R.E.D. sits a good 4″ higher in the water.