The year is winding down
29 December 2020 | Stuart F:
I think everyone is anxious to put 2020 in the rear view mirror. I’m afraid things won’t change much in the near future. It will be a while before the vaccine is available to us and until then we’ll continue to stick pretty much to ourselves. We seem to find ways to keep occupied and there are always boat chores. We make our morning shore runs early and scamper back out to the boat for the day. Today we brought out water and I put a coat of varnish on the starboard toe rail. Tuesday is also pump out day. Wow the things we look forward to LOL!
The marina has been relatively quiet. The pump out guy confirmed our suspicions that only a few people are on the boats in the mooring field. He told Scott that a lot of the boats on the moorings are local people who are occasionally day sailing them. Normally these folks would take them to the Bahamas or keys or to the west coast for the winter but with Covid limiting the options of places to go they are staying local. And while the marina has been quiet Sailors Return ( the restarant) and Gilberts (coffee bar) have been hopping. The restaurant has been having live entertainment nearly every night. We stay far far away but we can easily hear the bands out on the mooring. I’m not sure who books the entertainment but not all of it, heck most of it is to be nice a little lacking in talent. Still they are packing them in and social distancing and masks don’t seem to come into play.
The weather has assumed its winter pattern of cold fronts passing through every few days. The temperatures have gotten down into the 40’s and 50’s at night. We certainly don’t have our “northern” blood anymore and have gotten out the long pants and had the heater going at times. And we’ve had quite a few days with winds better than 15 knots which makes us bounce around on the ball. We can’t or shouldn’t complain we don’t have to shovel or worry about black ice.
The picture is of Penny the grand dog in the Christmas sweater we sent her. She is just as silly as it is.