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07/03/2008, Annapolis, MD
July 1... Annapolis
After coffee I began the task of sanding the bow pulpit. The first step was to remove the anchor rollers which sounds easier than it is ... aluminum bolts and steel nuts. Then I fired up the generator on the foredeck and started sanding. Kathy worked on photos and she cleaned out the refrigerator during the morning. After lunch we went ashore to purchase some sandpaper and the new "Natural Teak" Cetol that I wanted to try. It is supposed to be less orange and let the grain of the wood show up better.
Back at the boat I went back to sanding and by mid-afternoon was done. We took a break for awhile waiting for the sun to drop a little before applying the first coat of finish.
In the evening Lenny and Ceil were visiting Sebastian on the mooring next to us so I went over to say hi . Lenny was running errands tomorrow and I jumped at the chance to ride along. I also volunteered to run Sebastian to shore in the morning.
July 2... Annapolis
My first task of the day was to clean the duck poop out of the dinghy. For some reason in Annapolis, ducks love to roost on dinghies and leave a mess behind. I ran our neighbor to shore at 8am and wasted some time before Lenny picked me up. Our engine needs an oil change so our first stop as NAPA for oil and a filter. Next we went to a Home Depot for a few items and finally drove to the mall for a radio shack. While I was gone Kathy took the floor grates out of the cockpit and cleaned the floor... a job that needs to be done more often than it is...
Back at the boat I cooked some lunch and read for while before going ashore with Kathy for a walk around town. Many of the streets are quite narrow and interesting.
Once it cooled down I applied another coat of finish to the bow pulpit. We grilled some chicken for supper and then took a dinghy ride to Back Creek.
07/03/2008, Annapolis, MD
June 30th... West River to Annapolis...MD
07/03/2008, Galesville, MD
We motored out of the West River and found a slight breeze on the Bay so rolled out the sails for a slow trip up to Annapolis. There were lots of mooring balls available when we arrived and so picked up on reasonably close to shore. "Adventuress" a Bayfield 40 with the same paint job as ours, was just leaving and swung by for a short gam before heading back to Rock Hall. We met Nancy in the fall and it was nice to see here again for a minute.
We spent the afternoon watching the clouds build and reading. I removed the anchors with the intent of sanding the pulpit down tomorrow and refinishing.
There were a few sprinkles in the afternoon but about 5:00 we took off in the dinghy for a tour up Spa Creek. It seems empty compared to all the boats there during the boat show in October.
After dinner we watched a movie. As sat through a good thunderstorm before we could get any sleep. It was nice to be on a mooring and not have to set the anchor drag alarm.
June 29th... West River
Davey and Debbie got away shortly after 8am. We had a great time with them and wish that they could have stayed longer.
A little later, with coffee in hand, we dinghied over to "Madcap" to wish them well on their travels home to Nova Scotia. We may see them at the boat show but it will likely be a year.
Nancy called to ask if they could drive up to pick up her glasses that she had left on board yesterday and we ended up going out to lunch with them before picking up some groceries and cleaner to wash the hull ... again.
The thunderstorms that were forecast never materialized and we spent the remainder of the day reading and later grilling a steak for dinner.