It was sunny summery weather on our sail to Isle of Shoals, but our enjoyment was interrupted by invaders. Biting black flies continued to board the boat the entire distance. They must have been sitting on the water and came up to the boat as it sailed by. I had some fly catchers that I attached to the stern, but they filled up, leaving plenty more to swat. Our swatting exercise didn’t cease until we pulled into harbor at sunset.
I jumped into the water and swam towards the buttery horizon. The water here on these New Hampshire border islands is not as icy as we had experienced further north. It was a refreshing and beautiful moment to savor before swimming back to the boat and preparing dinner.
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