Enough is Enough or Cabin Fever
18 October 2009 | Annapolis
When I wrote my last entry I had mentioned that I took a mooring for a few days in anticipation of some bad weather. Well, it started Wednesday and rained until this morning. Not just a light rain but heavy downpours, windswept rain, cold windy rain. Last night I finally relented and turned on the propane heater I had buried deep in the bowels of UNABATED thinking I'd never have to see it again. It felt nice to finally warm up a little.
I was starting to get cabin fever.
So while I had this downtime, I had my SSB checked out. Something that is difficult to do in Rochester. Seems I needed to new tuner. Over nighted one from FLA and it works like a charm now. The harbor master will sign for your packages and call you when they arrive. A real harbor master....
Today I made a bus excursion to the mall to replace the coffee pot I destroyed this morning. I also stopped at the super market to buy some fresh lettuce. If you want to know what a city is really like. Take a bus somewhere. Find the bus stops. Figure out the schedules. Wait in the cold rain. Figure out where to get off. Figure out where to get back on. Wait in the pouring rain some more. Walk to the water taxi stand. Wait in the rain some more for the water taxi. When I got back to the boat. I couldn't wait to climb back into my sleeping bag.
Things are much better now, the wind is still and I can see out of the dodger.
I have the boat packed up and ready for tomorrow. I will be leaving Annapolis for Solomans tomorrow. It's about 40 miles down the bay from here. I need to be in Norfolk by Thursday and it's 120 miles away. The forcast for the rest of the week is supposed to be nice. We'll see.
For those of you listening at home. I'll turn the SPOT back on in the morning. Stay tuned