Bill and I just went for a very long walk in beautiful warm December weather. The beach was empty except for people in the distance. The surf looked perfect for riding waves and indeed there were sea lions surfing out on the large clean-breaking line of surf. Crabbing season opened this week and we spotted a number of crab boats and crab pot floats. We can’t wait to sample the Dungeness crab this weekend! We will be having our annual Decorating Party this weekend and have found a lush Hannukah Bush (aka Christmas Tree) to decorate. There are cedar boughs already decorating the outside of the inn along with our usual twinkling white lites and some holiday red and green lights. Last night, we were treated to dinner by Mary Berscheidt, one of our dearest guests, at one of our very favorite restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, The Port Bistro. The chop salad and the “baseball cut” New York Steak was perfect and the new dessert menu was tempting. Indeed, we gave into temptation. Bill had the flourless chocolate cake, I had the Port Wine Berry Cobbler and Mary had the triple sorbets made with fresh fruit. We had a much-needed wonderful time and our friends, Larry and Jennifer, the chef/owners, were able to spend some time with us. We have rooms left for after Christmas and our New Years’ Crabcake and Champagne Brunch. We can’t guarantee this beautiful weather–but it’s always beautiful at Boreas!