Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 1:30 PM
Subject: Friday Day two
Ok this is going to be pretty boring until we actually SAIL somewhere but here goes:
Slept till 8.
Barry walked the dogs while I made coffee.
Sat in the cockpit with our coffee for about an hour.
The cruisers are coming back north from Florida in a steady stream. Sail boats,
Trawlers, bit and small but most pretty big nice boats. They come to the dock and refuel, refill
water tanks, maybe take the marina car to the groceries store and see Beaufort.
They get burgers at the Back Yard Grill up at the marina and have a nice long hot shower. Most of these
boats are tricked out for deep water cruising. Like our boat. Mostly couples a few years older
than us but sometimes guys by themselves and once a 60 year old woman single handed into a slip
with a brand new 42ft Catalina and she had just learned how to sail 6 months before! She looked like she had docked a thousand times
in her life and this marina is tricky to dock at- very strong currents and wind sometimes. 6-9 ft tides.
No baby dolphins today. Maybe the mommas have taken them back out further into the ocean now. They
will be back.
Today we are just continuing the organization part of living on a boat. Barry replaced our ugly tacky white plastic
fans with pretty teak fans in the galley and master suite aft. I actually put some makeup on today to go to Publix.
Yesterday we watched a charter boat come in with lots of fish and they stood and cleaned them for hours. Barry caught one
whiting big enough for us to share----for dinner right from the dock. I pan fried it and it was fab!
Maybe we will have enough in our crab trap to have a fresh blue crab dinner tonight. With an Irish Car Bomb----Im getting quite fond of Guiness
and have some Baileys. Maybe Ill have two. Im not DRIVIN' anywhere ;)
ps attached is a picture of the process of us getting a new cockpit enclosure. Its not done yet. Grrrrrrrrrrr