Liquid to Solid
04 July 2012 | Solomons, MD
LIQUID TO SOLID
July 4, 2012
Happy Independence Day. This is our last day a board for a short while since we leave here for Texas tomorrow. Why Knot will get some rest from her crew and we will learn how to walk on land. Today promises to be a lively day on the island and we are told that the fireworks display tonight will rival any. It is hard for us to believe that this time last year, we were dealing with the aftermath of a land event in a very quiet marina. In fact, we were the only crew in the marina in Wilmington last July 4th. It was very strange indeed. The events of the past year were, for the most part, things that we would have avoided if possible but we did finally make it to the Chesapeake. It only took three attempts to get here. Perhaps the best thing since last July 4th was the addition of our third crew member, the ABSD.
We have spent the last few days deciding which stuff to take home. No wonder we were having trouble with stowage. The MSU is full of stuff that has made its way aboard. It appears we have been hoarding towels and blue jeans. I wonder how we came to have 9 pair of them. We can even see some cabinetry we have not seen for months. Why Knot is riding much higher since we have off loaded the “redundancy”. The MSU is loaded to the max but we have “misplaced” some things which remain lost. Now, if I could just locate our boat troll.
It appears that several of the crews on this dock have or will go elsewhere, some home, and be back in September. Most are heading to inland homes for the dog days of summer. The recent “land hurricane” as it is called has done serious damage to this area with over 1.2 million houses still without electricity. The authorities are saying that this is the third worst weather damage in history for certain areas around DC. Though we did not have a long power outage, maybe it is good to get off this grid for a while. One only hopes that this hurricane season will be mild and uneventful. We will be back for the peak part of it and I will rig the boat for rough weather so I don’t lose sleep over her status while we are gone.
Once I get a fast connection back home, I will post the zillion or so pictures we have taken during phase VII. We start phase VIII in late August. Until then, we look forward to being back in Texas, The Republic Of, from liquid to solid land.