Life on the Hook
04 March 2017 | Thompson's Bay, Long Island
Photo: Carrying the clean laundry back to the dinghy.
After a month in the boondocks of the Jumentos, it has taken us a week to catch up on the mundane chores of boat life: Get fuel at LI Petroleum (diesel for the engine; gasoline for the outboard; propane for cooking/hot water). Resupply groceries at Hillside Supplies and Midway Mart. Do laundry at Tiny's (while having lunch at their lovely new restaurant). Get a haircut at Marcie's Beauty Spot. Go to boater's beach for Monday night happy hour. Rent a car for an island tour. Renew our visas at the airport. Go to Saturday Farmer's Market. Bake bread (Burger's superduper crusty sourdough). Dinner with friends at Club Washington.
Now we're all caught up on errands and hunkered down at anchor for a rainy, squally weekend aboard. We're happy to have a strong cell tower signal. True to the forecast it's now gusting to 40+ knots from the NE. We're close to shore with little fetch and our 90 lb anchor helps us sleep soundly.