7.7.06

the Gloaming


I'm finishing up my third week here at Hay Harbor Club on Fisher's Island. The first week was spent mostly repairing windsurfing equipment and getting things in order. I've been teaching now for about two weeks. I couldn't ask for a more beautiful location (the water could be a tad bit warmer... although it's been much warmer than I anticipated). The kids are fantastic and all I do is spend a few hours a day teaching them how to improve their kayaking strokes, take them on mini-adventures (usually involving sliding their kayaks down rock slides into the ocean) , and teach them to windsurf. I usually have six to eight 45 minute private or semi-private lessons daily, and fill the rest of my days with reading, babysitting, and watching episodes of "the Office" on Michael's computer.

I live in a place aptly named the "Golf House" as it sits on a nine-whole golf course and also houses the golf shop. I have a great roommate from Massachusetts and can wake up to the sound of waves crashing. Fishers also has a unique smell -- lots of wildflowers like honeysuckle. The weather, for the most part, has been ideal. We have had a few overcast days where a thick fog settles over the island the entire day and makes me think this place would be the perfect setting for a New England murder mystery, espcially because there's a streat called "The Gloaming."

And if you have a house on Fishers, you must have lots of Fishers insignia that shows the island: belts, ties, flip-flops, car stickers, backsplash tile. You name it.


John and I cooking at our friend Kathrin's house. We do a lot of that.

2 comments:

Matthew Sederberg said...

Jen,
So on a lazy Saturday afternoon when I've already nodded off twice because of the heat, I'm thinking up every conceivable activity to engage my mind in besides getting my work done, and lo and behold, I checked your blog and you're at it again!

Good to see some pictures about what you're up to! News from me--I've started playing soccer twice weekly! I love that game now.

So I'll be in Boston with my family in three short weeks! I'm not exactly sure of our schedule yet, but if you are allowed to cross over to the mainland let's try to meet up!

gillian-c said...

Wow, Jen, tough life. And this coming from a girl who has spent the last two months on complete vacation....good to see you blogging once more. I always knew you'd be back! Oh yeah...I'm back too! You can read my new post.