We had some glorious rain today in Southern California.
Showers that refreshed our soil and washed everything down.
It's not very good for business when you're in gondolas,
but we sure do need it around here. After most of it had cleared up,
Jakob and I rowed out on the Contessa - a majestic pupparin.
It was his first time rowing tandem, and the first time he'd rowed a fast and lightweight boat like this. As I'd expected, Jakob had a blast on that light, nimble little boat, and I expect he'll be signing up for cruises on her soon.
Everyone talks about "the calm before the storm",
but sometimes the calm that comes afterwards is even more noteworthy.
Jakob snapped this one while rowing.