Little Izzy went out on her own today. She has gone out on the bow before, but since we came to Friday Harbor, she hasn't been too keen on exploring. Until today. She hopped out of the boat and started walking down the dock. I was about to go get her, when Joan said, "She won't go far - let her explore on her own."
I guess I'm a protective cat Daddy.
I guess I didn't have to get too concerned. Izzy kept turning around, as if to say, "Well, are you going to come get me?"
Nahh, she doesn't get too far out of our sight.
Due to a head injury, boats got shuffled for the charter tonight. Well, not so much an injury as a malfunction. Seems that one of our guest today didn't understand how to use the head on the boat, and didn't ask for help. Oh yeah, she was the same one that was late for boarding, and the only one to get a bit "green" with perfectly calm water today. On the bright side, she did get to see whales; we all did. J-Pod was foraging and stayed mostly in one area this afternoon. I was able to turn the boat off so the guests could hear the whales breathing. A very nice day on the water.
Later, back at the boat, we got to say good-bye to Herb, Wilma, and Jake...
Jake is the one holding his own leash. He stuck his head in the cockpit, and Izzy was quite inhospitable, hissing and bearing fangs. Poor Jake just looked at the rest of us with a "What'd I do?" expression. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the hangers Wilma is holding were a gift from Joan... seems that the plan to fold all the clothes didn't fully pan out - some things just need to be neatly hung. Wilma also noticed the "clothes line" in our cockpit where we leave wet jackets... yes, on a hanger. I think a clothes line may be too "Sanford & Son" for a Ranger Tug. ;-) We'll see - she does have hangers, now.
I did apologize to Jake, due to mean ol' Izzy getting snitty with him. He is a very easy-going fellow.
Should be a good day tomorrow for their return to Anacortes... high is supposed to be 63º and some sunshine. Well, we've had sunshine at times the last few days, even though it hasn't been in the forecast. It's been at least a week since we've seen temps in the 60s, though. Maybe summer is coming to the PNW?