12 October 2016
Monday morning the tides and water levels had returned to normal and we didn't have any issues leaving Miil Creek. The lowest water depth we saw was 6.5 feet, which still left us over two feet under the keel .The issue was trying to spot the crab pots in the brilliant sun reflecting off the water, the last thing we wanted was to wrapped a line around the prop. Friends we met along the way had caught a line and wrapped two floats around the shaft so badly that they had to get their boat hauled and checked. We arrived safely back in Annapolis and managed to get the last mooring ball which was loacated right in front of the show and beside Cafe Latte, a Dufour 41 from our home Marina. We were quickly secured and off to the show with lists in hands. After a very productive morning we met Cynthia Shinn for lunch, after an hour or so catching up on Hudson news and learning about Annapolis she dropped off at two marine stores and volunteered to pick us up. Al, Tess, Bev and I spent a couple of hours gathering various equipment for our trips before heading back to the boats. When Cynthia delivered us right to the dingy dock, which included her getting us through a police barricade, she graciously offered us a car for Tuesday so we could complete our restocking.
Dinner was a quiet sunset BBQ in the harbour watching all the boats vacate the show venue. It is a well orchestrated event to empty the show in one evening so they can prepare for the power boat show this weekend. Our vantage point felt like being on the commodore's boat at HYC as all the new boats paraded by still flying their colourful banners. A great end to a great day.