The island is pretty quiet this time of year. Occasionally, I will hear a vehicle go by the store, especially an island car with no muffler. Pedestrian traffic is almost non existent, unless the temperature gets into the 40’s. I am currently watching the 10 am ferry from town going into diamond cove. The sky is bright and cloudless and 28 degrees. I don’t expect to see any kids jumping off the dock today. Social interaction here is somewhat limited, especially now that the transfer station is open only 3 times weekly. Morning coffee with Shirley is a highlight. Hopefully, John Billings will be well enough to join Shirley and the Boat House crowd soon.
Community suppers at the new recreation center have been a hit this winter. But the best place to see other islanders now is on the boat trip back and forth to the mainland. See you on the Ferry.