It has been too long since my last post there are so many stories to tell but I will stick to the highlights.
The cool daytime weather has arrived so today we started with some of the outdoors maintenance projects. As usual most projects start with a trip to West Marine to pay way too much for items marked "Marine". A conversation I had with another customer at the register sums up boat ownership better than any I have heard.
Customer: I measured everything this time before I came here so I could make sure I bought the right thing.
Me: So that means you won't have to make another trip here today?
Customer: Dude!...I'm here all the time! There are always things breaking on my boat. I'm sure there are things breaking on it right now while I'm here not even using my boat!
That about sums it up.....
Gayleen had the honors of doing the final phase of replacing the power consuming running lights with low power L.E.D. bulbs. I got dizzy just watching her.
It was nice of them to have the fleet race through the mooring field to get to finish line. The action was up close.
Kayaking with the crew of Echo II
Our friend Amber makes the best "Dark and Stormies" The layered look is eye opening.
Gayleen's Sesame-Soy-Wasabi appetizer spread was a hit.
At the helm of Echo II on a day trip up the Patuxent River and Leonard Creek to Vera's restaurant. I can get a bit more crazy when at the helm of someone else's boat.
Great scenery and great friends at Vera's
An evening toast to Pearl (in the background) who has kept us safe and well and continues to lead us to constant adventure.