Fairhaven -Day 6 -Wednesday
19 May 2010
First: Greetings Dr. Stan!...really good to hear from you...sent you an email...andy yes it's great to really be out here!
For now though...tucking our tails and running for cover. Actually, moving into the Bellingham marina for the night. Supposed to be pretty high winds so we thought we'd duck in...mainly because we can....and because if we were out in the ocean we couldn't. Anyway... still waiting for our mainsail and actually this is not a bad place to wait...Bellingham off our bow, and Fairhaven on the stern...10 minutes from the boat either way...Oh and an espresso stand 100' in front of us! HA! Suffering here...well almost suffering (scary report about being out of ½ and ½ for my latte)....! Whew...false alarm...all is better now...I'll be okay.
About marina's...marina's are spider traps for cruiser people. Anchoring out type cruising...the kind we poor people do is as different from marina cruising as RV'ing is to camping in a tent. I love Gilligan's Island..."No phones, no pools, no motor cars...not a single luxury" well that's anchor cruising...or simple called "anchoring out." Martina cruising means shore power, showers, restaurants, coffee shops...but it also means, noise, looky-loo's, stereo's, direct obedience to marina laws about hanging clothes, or check in or out times...you get the picture. We much prefer the anchoring out thing...generating our own electricity and water...talk about a sense of freedom! But...as stated, marina's are traps...so easy to slide into...stay a day...then..."Oh maybe stay another"...then another...and before you know it a week has gone by and you wonder where you're cruising kitty has gone (try average of $40.00 per day not including what you spend (like restaurant's, coffee's etc). Now I know there are people who say they wouldn't indulge in all that but...somebody does, because all those guys are doing a booming business! Even we have to watch the temptation not to get hypnotized by the spider.
Ray out for now...Oh and pictures to be posted today!