The alarm sounded at 7:00 am. Jill sat up in bed and squealed, “Look! Look!” Out the ports on the starboard side we could see ½ inch of snow on the toe rail and little grains of snow floating down. “This is an added bonus,” she said, excitedly.
We dressed warmly and ventured outside. It was not a surprise, the weather services we check to prepare for cruising each day had all predicted snow overnight into the morning. The little grains of snow soon became large flakes floating down in gentle swings. Over an inch of snow built up on the decks of the boat, which is probably a first for the Florida boat Last Dance, and it was the first time Jill had ever seen snow falling.
Photos were shot, snow balls thrown, and the beauty of a quiet snowfall was enjoyed. The soft snow must absorb sound as it was almost completely silent. The surroundings took on a different appearance as all the roofs were now white.
On a journey anticipating many adventures and new experiences, snow was not one of the anticipated. But, then, if only the anticipated happen, it would not be much of an adventure. Snow in Colonial Beach, VA, was surely not an event expected.
|View From Galley Window|
|Last Dance at Nightingale's Dock|
|Jill Enjoying the Added Bonus|
|View Across Monroe Bay|
|Underway with Snow on Deck and Flybridge Windows|