Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cookout on the beach with sunset and moonrise

Last evening, we had a cookout at the beach cottage where Katie, Savanna and Brendon are staying. Added to the company were Jim's stepson, Chris, and his wife, Fran, visiting from Atlanta. They arrived in the late afternoon and helped with schlepping a lot of food and supplies from Jim and Mary's house down a driveway to the beach cottage. The cottage is right on the water, and there is a wall of huge boulders piled up between the cottage and the shore to protect it from storm surges. This creates an space where you can set up for a cookout. We had a charcoal grill and a portable metal fire pit. The menu was grilled salmon and grilled zucchini, corn on the cob, beet salad, green salad, and a dessert of mixed fresh fruits with ice cream and whipped cream. Some indulged in s'mores. Katie was the grillmaster. It was good! It turned out to be a beautiful evening after a day of fairly sticky weather and occasional showers. There was a spectacular sunset and an equally spectacular almost-full moon rise.

The beach cabin, with Chris expostulating

The cabin interior, from the bed alcove

Beautiful sunset, with (l. to r.) Fran, Mary, Jim, Ellen and Chris

Here are some studies of the rising moon:

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