After I started the outboard motor to head back to Fry Lodge from checking the crab pots, Ruby grabbed the tiller and said she wanted to drive us home. So I let her. Once she figured out that left turns right and right turns left, she got a handle on steering. She was very focused. Anybody watching our zigzag course would have thought we were drunk, but Ruby actually did an excellent job. Almost too good. I think I need to start hiding the car keys.
Earlier in the day, Henry, Ruby and I took the kayak out for some sightseeing. As usual, Lopez Sound did not disappoint. We saw a pretty cute seal, which made the kids’ trip. Another day in paradise.