Another really nice thing about the cold is that the Floridians are way too busy trying to figure out how to get their heat from the ceiling mounted heater down to the floor to be out in their boats. In this river we regularly get waked by motorboats speeding back and forth - other than wind driven waves it's been very calm.
After a trip to shore this morning I feel like I'm in a ski resort. Lots of attractive, athletic looking people bundled up in parkas with their faces to sun - milling around the lodge, drinking coffee and hot chocolate.
Independence ~ I finally started the dingy motor all by myself - now let's see if I can do it again ! I even made a perfect landing back at the boat - How do we lose all those skills we had as a kid?
Photos of our lounge where we have tv and computer access -