One of my favorite traditions during the stormy, dark and wet winters in Seattle are the fleets of Christmas ships that bring light to lake front beaches all around the city. On the nights when they don’t come to a beach near you, you’ll oftentimes see them travelling to their scheduled destinations.
Once the schedule is published everyone marks their calendars for the evening when the ships come to a nearby beach. Traditionally, a bon fire is built on the beach and hot cocoa is served. Gradually, the beaches fill with kids and adults, and then the boats arrive.
From beaches and docks, people enjoy the music from local choral groups singing on board the boats, their bright, clear voices match the crisp winter air. Last night was the first night of the boat tours. As the season develops, an entourage of private boats, fully decorated, start to follow along and add color to this spectacular, melodic and reflective light show on the water.
I’m not quite ready to go “full throttle” into the holidays.
Next week, what do you think about going back to the ranch? I hoping you’ll enjoy an insider’s perspective; and maybe you’ll take away some things to help you to navigate the holidays feeling healthier and happier.