WALTER'S 40TH YEAR AT BARNHILL

As of April 2022, Walter has lived at Barnhill Marina for 40 years! Here's what he wrote about it.

Marina Life:

We live a different life from the norm. 
Not sure any us of want to be,


“Normal”


Swy we’re here 😜😜

We have a lifestyle unlike any who live ashore. 

“A Community”

Closer to nature not apart. 

Marine life all around. 
Birds flying and wading looking for breakfast in shallow low tide of all kinds, 
seagulls, 
flocks of geese
pelicans, 
cormorants, 
Night Herron,
Blue Herron, 
Tall White Herron, finches, swallow’s and sparrows abound.

House Finch

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Tall White Herron 

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Night Herron 

Fish on season show and multiply early spring. 
Sea Birds feasting on the hatch.

Mackerel or Herring?: a new hatch

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A squirrels regular visit for peanuts. 
She’s friendly with the cats?

Occasional manta ray with young and a jellyfish visible on low tide a welcome site.

Mornings the rowing teams at practice, singles, doubles, and niners with accompanying coaches in powerboats. 

Sailboats heading out for a daily romp with the wind spirits. 
Kids El Toro sailing class’s, kayaker’s  and swimmers. 
“an enviable water lifestyle”

(Power boats also?)

The daily empty sand barge leaving early and returning full with gunnels awash.

Morning time is quiet time on my roof with cats and 
squirrel and coffee and incredible sunrises. 
Sunset is spectacular also with view of

 

“The City”

Of coarse the daily train horns but it’s all a part of being here!

The land world tries to encroach but we resist. 

Been here 40 years now and hope to stay. 
Moved in;
“April Fools Day, 1982,
-there’s a story there…👻😜

“My home on the water-a visual…”

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Sunrise’s

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Home roasted exotic varieties in French Press start the day.

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“Our neighborhood”

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Garden of Sorts

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Fire Table, nice warmth and visual.

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Lillie’s, my favorite

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Kumier- “The Punk”

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“Mi casa flotante”
              and 
-An Artist rendering-

Mother opossum and babies on morning walk

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“Warning 
No Anchor or Dredge

Blue Angels passing

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Beautiful classic wood sailboats. 
“Master Mariner’s Regatta”

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FDR Presidential Yacht

“Coastie’s” coming home. 

Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade.

Beautiful jellyfish meets the proverbial “Estuary Whitefish”
You had to be there!
(Wait for it)
Snicker

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Smoke from California wild fires

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The “art of petting three cats”
‘Emily and Rufus’
Mother and son

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“Maybe there are Angels?”

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          “So True”
    Swy we’re here!!!

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“I’m just beside myself being here”

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Maybe my next home!
🎶
On The Road Again

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