I posted a couple of days ago about Michelle’s update from the Rio Dulce. Michelle also mentioned in her email that Floyd, Lauren and Archer, her new friends on SV T. Maru, were St. Petersburg-bound from Rio Dulce. She said we really needed to try and meet them since 9-year-old Archer would be a perfect playmate for Lily. Archer is an accomplished shell jewelry designer, sails an Opti and climbs the mast quicker than anyone. Lily was, of course, intrigued. We finally caught up with them a couple of days ago. Lily, Archer and Sam spent yesterday catching fiddler crabs in the shallow rocks and collecting palm fronds to better disguise the “marina hideout”. Today, Lily and Archer walked downtown for a serving of gelato, did a little dumpster diving for marina hideout furnishings and are now telling “Cat in Fairyland” stories in the v-berth. Archer is Seattle-bound in just a few days. Lily is going to miss her new playmate unless she persuades her to make good use of the marina hideout by hiding from her parents.