Deer on the beach
10/05/2008, Prime Hook Beach, DE
October 3rd... Primehook Beach, DE
10/05/2008, Annapolis, MD
I took suitcases, laundry and a propane tank to the car about 8:30 and returned to the boat for a few minutes before Doug came over to ferry us to shore. When we return we'll hitch a ride or take the water taxi back. We crossed the Bay Bridge and headed for Milford where I was going to have some lab work done at the hospital. After seeing most of the town....and not finding the hospital, we stopped at Walmart for a few things on our list of reprovisioning items. The greeter there was kind enough to direct us to the hospital
The folks at Milford memorial were very pleasant. I had an order for blood work written on a prescription form from my doctor in Michigan but it didn't faze them. We were in and out in about 15 minutes.
We were early so we continued south form Milford to finish a little more shopping before returning back to Jack and Debbie's place. Kathy had two loads of laundry almost done before Debbie got home form work and then we were off to the wine tasting at Bernie's... It is held at a wine shop down the road a few miles from Primehook Beach where we were staying. He had five wines to try and some very good snacks as well.
We returned to the Dilts' and in a while Jack come home from work with pizza for dinner. Kris stopped by and ate with us as well. We had a wonderful evening as always.
September 30th Annapolis, MD
After wasting the prerequisite amount of time in the morning I began my day by emptying our lazerette. It is where we keep...stuff... cleaning supplies, fiberglass supplies, oil, engine stuff, paint, Cetol, power tools, clamps life jackets, spare fuel line, a few spare parts....etc.
Anyway it was a mess and needed attention before we begin another trip south. By using the qualifier that if we hadn't used it in a year it was gone, I was able to get rid of one garbage bag of items that would have been a gold mine for any worthwhile dumpster diver.
With that task finished I headed for Ego Alley for a load of water, dropping off our trash on the way. I can haul about 25 gallons in a trip and guessed that 50 gallons would just about top off our tanks. It took me into the afternoon to make the two trips and off load the water. Kathy was busy working on the stainless. The aft section of the boat wasn't too bad but the forward areas were beginning to show a little rust. We probably got just enough salt spray in the front to start the process. (note to Randy...Colonite Metal Polish works best for us ..we also use Wink in some spots)
By the time we were done there were a couple of hours to read before dinner...
For 2.8 mil, you'd think they could put the sign up straight!
Mike and Kathy
10/05/2008, Annapolis, MD
This house is right near us and the crooked sign is driving Mike crazy.
September 29th Annapolis, MD
After some coffee and a little breakfast we headed out to the laundry. This entails taking the dinghy to the dock next to the Navy Yard and hiking about ½ mile. It's a nice walk through the historic district where the streets and narrow and the old homes have been refurbished. The laundry itself is about a half a block from the State House. It was empty when we arrived, but soon filled up. I walked to the post office nearby and then back to the waterfront to the hardware store. I picked up a few items and returned to the dinghy to drop them off. Then back to the laundry to see how Kathy was doing. One of our dryers hadn't been drying so it took us and extra half hour, but before long we were out of there and back on the boat.
We spent about an hour pricing rental cars and finally decided that Enterprise's weekly rate was the best buy. We also made some other calls that we needed to get out of the way.
After lunch Kathy got the sewing machine out to finish up a jerry can cover which finishes up our sewing for now. There are a couple of things she may do in the next couple weeks but at this point we are out of material.
The gasket that makes the hood of our outboard fit tightly was loose and needed some attention. I took off all the old glue and but it back together with Marine Goop. We'll wait and see it the stuff works.
Later in the afternoon I made some spaghetti sauce using one of our two remaining portobello's. Along with a salad, garlic toast and some penne, it made a great dinner.