Driver’s Ed

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.


About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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