July 14 2010
14 July 2010 | Belfast ME
Nice now, cloudy and drizzle this am
July 14 2010
Warren Island State Park to Belfast - only 10 nm.
The weather was fro rain and cloudy all day so we decided on a "town day". Get groceries, get laundry done and get Linda's hair cut (boy, does she look cute!). We motored the 10 nm to Belfast, got 10 gallons of diesel, two blocks of ice and then picked up a friend's mooring. Took the dingy back to the dock and met a friend who drove us to Hannaford's (the big grocery store) - excellent! While Linda was getting groceries I went to VIP Auto to see if I could find a filter and an alternator belt. I had the cover from the Yanmar belt (was $36.00) and got the same one at Napa for $10.00. VIP did not have the filter nor the belt, but the boss said to the young guy working there:
"Its quiet and I bet you want to try your new jeep anyway - take this guy to NAPA so he can get a filter."
The new Jeep was a 1969 Willey s Jeep he had just bought for $2600.00 , new in 1969 they sold for $2011.00 - a neat old machine! He drove me to Napa and not only did they have the filter for my Racor primary (normally about $30.00 at a marina) for $10.00, but they also had the exact alternator belt I wanted. It is good to have spare parts. It is better to find them at a good price!
After groceries we took showers at the town public washroom near the dock and did laundry. Linda got her hair cut and we headed back to the boat. We picked up a few things on the way and arrived safely back. We had met a couple on the dock who have a Souther Cross 32 so after off loading the laundry and supplies, I took Captain Hook for a dingy ride. He does not like the sound of the motor. He really doesn't. We dingied around and then headed back to Mystery, and as soon as he say our boat he was up and running around the little inflatable. But, alas, he was a bit too enthusiastic, because as soon as we were six feet from our boat, he launched himself through the air to the boat. Cappy is good, but he is not that good! Splash. Uggg - he also does not like swimming. He started toward the bow, I headed him off, he headed toward the stern and started up the ladder. I did not know cats could climb ladders. He was trying to climb a little line we use for pulling the ladder up, but he fell back in the drink. By then, I was there and scooped him up. I wrapped him in a towel and his poor little heart was going a million mile an hour. He is now inside grooming himself. Ugg, a salt water bath.
Maybe, we hope, he might just learn.
Tomorrow - who knows - somewhere. It is supposed to be 85 F and sunny. We plan on coming back this weekend for the big Celtic Festival. I wish John and Nina were here to enjoy it with us.
Shalom - more the next time I have wifi.
Rik, Linda and a wet Captain Hook