Monday, January 16, 2012
My Big World Gets Smaller
Last summer we introduced ourselves to Hira by knocking on her boat Shatoosh and announcing 'We follow your blog!" She invited us aboard and she told us stories of her FBR's as she calls them -- Faceless Blog Readers.
We suspect that we have a few too -- people who check out our blog, occasionally OR regularly, without going through the rigamarole of signing up to be an official Follower.
Well, today, we had OUR first knock on the boat with the words, 'I found your blog!' It was Amy and her dog out for a morning walk. She had seen our boat name, and looked us up. I turned to Al and said 'I'll have to let Hira know we have our first FBR's!' Amy didn't recognize when I said that we followed 'The Adventures of Shatoosh and Pashmina'. http://shatooshandpashmina.blogspot.com
She and her husband had brought their boat over last night to see 'The Muppets', held over at the Palace Movie Theater here in Friday Harbor. They live on Orcas Island, on the other side of Mt. Constitution. Turns out, their boat is an Albin, just the kind that Hira skippers. She told us that they meet at Roche Harbor the second weekend in September, and we said that Shatoosh had been there last summer! She asked again what Hira's name was, and then said 'Well, I know Hira!'"