Post Memorial Day
29 May 2012 | Solomons, MD
Starting to get hot
POST MEMORIAL DAY 2012
May 29, 2012
We have decided to stay in this place for a while and do our DC visits from here by car. This is a very nice marina (Zahniser’s Yachting Center) and a full boat yard to boot. Though a bit of a pain, the MSU is nice to have since we can get stuff out of our way aboard. Boat projects are easier when we have wheels. Of that topic, we are considering unshipping the electric head in favor of the more traditional and dependable manual type. I am guessing that thing, as upscale as it is, is not designed for full time extended use. However; I did lay in many spare parts for it and may well have to live with it until those parts are depleted. Dang! Then again I might have to lose them somehow.
It is time to replace the sail cover and this is the place to have one made. The old one is still serviceable but showing age and usage. Gee, it only lasted 12 years in the Texas sun. One can really appreciate cruising the Gulf Coast states when observing folks removing winterization stuff from boats here. Memorial Day marked the start of the “cruising” season which means the start of other seasons such as “grilling” season. Pools open on or near Memorial Day and generally folks start the high outdoor season. Sort of festive it is. The mooring buoys near the dock were mostly empty until yesterday when all were in use last evening.
This is a dawg town, perhaps a dog area. I have never seen as many dogs on boats and some have several. Most are small types but there are more than a few Labs and Goldens. The place is dog friendly and folks don’t seem to mind “that little Schnauzer with no manners aboard that Texas boat”. Did I mention he is in the brig so to speak? He jumped ship the other day and saw fit to take a walkabout the marina. Some folks recognized him and returned him to WK before we missed him. For that he got a haircut (at a dog grooming joint). Looks sort of spiffy he does. Anyway, now when on deck, he is “hooked on” when we are not topside.
It is little more than an hour from here to DC and Annapolis by car or about a day sail to the latter. Of course, the Eastern Shore offers many other places to stop.
Onward into summer with the gusto of a hound dawg!