We made a trek to the market and hardware store then returned to make more applesauce. It makes the boat smell so good while it is cooking on the stove!
A bevy of swans swam our way and amused us with their antics: bathing, dunking their heads in search of food and chasing off possible poachers. We always think of geese as being big but they were dwarfed by the grandiose swans as they observed from a safe distance.
In the afternoon we walked to the Lake Michigan beach area and watched tractors with bucket loaders laboring to move the huge drifts of sand off the streets and beach walkways. Homeowners were shoveling sand off their sidewalks and driveways while gardeners were busy picking up downed tree branches and leaves. It was reminiscent of a snow storm only not quite so cold.
Summer is over and things are settling into the “fall” mode with tourists vacating the rentals, shop owners cutting back their hours and potted mums showing up on front doorsteps. It is coming!!