A free for all
13 December 2009 | Simpson Bay Lagoon (French side)
Imagine, a packed Wegmans parking lot with no stripes and you could park anywhere you wanted.
Imagine, a body of water twice the size of Sodus Bay but only 9 feet deep and jammed wall to wall with sailboats.
Imagine, a place where anarchy rules.
Throw in the usual Sunday Power boats (but every day of the week).
Put it all next to the Rochester International Airport.
That is Simpson Bay Lagoon in December and I am on the French side, so it's all free,
I had been in a marina for the last couple of days repairing the exhaust on the Red Beast. Which by the way is fixed. Easy Peasy. Came right off after I stood (then jumped) on the pipe wrench. (Not related to back injury below)
I was only going to stay a few days, but I hurt my back so I decided to stay a couple of extra days. No sense being a wounded duck out in the anchorage. Nobody would ever check to see why that boat is still there after 2 years. Just another derelict live-aboard.
Noise, no breeze (or breeze from the wrong direction), 5.00US a day for garbage (even though in 4 days they picked up only 1 bag). I was ready to be on the hook again. I can dispose of my own garbage for free thank you very much.
So, I moved over to the French side of the Lagoon this morning. It's only "about" .425 nm from where I was last week. The other side of the airport runway. So instead of them flying over head when they take off like when I was on the Dutch side, I get a great side view. The 5:15 AirFrance is still the marker for the start of cocktails.
It's Sunday night and I have 5 days to get the boat cleaned and the barnacles scraped of the dinghy before Beckie gets here..... Just not enough hours in the day.
Oh, Last night I met "Marco" at Jumbo's (local watering hole). "Marco "is a delivery captain. "Marco" is from Italy. For those of you on or following the VA to Bermuda leg, ours was a cake walk........
Anyone figure out the answer to Dons' question about the camera?
Enjoy your Monday