Monument Valley AZ Friday May 16
Post for Saturday May 10, Lake Powell
Morning dawned and miracle of miracles, the houseboat was still anchored at the location we had beached it. The winds and the waves had made the boat sway during the night but it was still beached. Some slept soundly through the night, others not so much due to concern of being unanchored. Unfortunately Joyce was not feeling well and ear/sinus issues would plague her for most of the trip.
The five others went for a power boat ride, with Dave doing the driving. We explored Padre Bay and its many coves. The water level is low and so even Dave and Toni were viewing new formations. In warmer weather, these coves are locations where people would park their boat and go swimming. Many of the boats have slides for people to land in the water. Today’s water temperature was not conducive for that.
At one location, we were all amazed by the sight of a rock arch along the water’s edge. As we got closer, we realized the sun’s angle and the colors of the rock had created an optical illusion and there was no arch.
With Dave driving, we were comfortable coming closer to the edge of the cliffs and seeing the rock formations from just a few feet away.
We stopped and beached the boat once and went for a short hike among the rocks, Since we were unsure how secure the beaching was, we did not stray too far from the boat. All in all, we spent most of the morning out boating.
The afternoon started getting cloudy and windy and the group stayed on the houseboat. Dinner was spaghetti and meatballs with Joyce’s homemade meatballs.
This night, the wind and rain came and rocked the boat quite a bit. Chris repeated her mantra “out of my comfort zone” quite a few times but the anchors held.
Ed and Chris May 17 at 7 am for May 10 Still getting caught up for after a week of no internet