Because so many of us are leaving tomorrow, those of us left today went on one last cruise, with the two remaining ski boats. We went to two marinas for shopping and ice cream, and we stopped twice to swim in the middle of the lake. By the time we got back to the houseboats the shade was starting to settle over our cove.
It hasn't been as hot as it was during the middle of the week, but shade is always welcome at Shasta Lake this time of year. During the middle of the day you try to find an unoccupied spot that's directly under something. We have two patio-type umbrellas that we keep repositioning around the back deck during the day.
That's why the late afternoon is the best time of day, at least where we've been tied up the last few days. It's still hot and sunny, but the sun isn't beating directly on you no matter where you are or what you're doing.