Saturday, October 13, 2012

Resting in Baltimore

Every once in a while on the boat, we need to take a day off from travelling.  Yesterday was that kind of day.  Joy did a lot of cleaning on the boat, including using the kayak to clean the water line.  the water line picks up a lot of dirt and was looking kind of ugly. She also rinsed down the deck with some fresh water to get some of the salt off.

I spent the afternoon going to West Marine which is about a 30 minute walk from our marina. First I had to go to Kinko's downtown. Took the free bus but it took over an hour to go to Kinko's for 5 minutes and then back to the boat. Then onto West Marine to buy a life jacket for Erin for when they come on the boat next weekend.

The current plan, subject to weather, is to sail to Annapolis on Monday.  Then on Tuesday travel to DC to stay at Jen's for 3 nights. Then back to Annapolis on Friday with Erin. Jen, Mark and Adam come on Saturday for a sail date.  Then do it again in Solomon's Island the following weekend.

We hope to get out of the Chesapeake by Nov 1.

Today we are being visited by Linda and Francis Miko, sailing buddies, along with Sofie, for a long segment back on our trip south in 2010.  My does time fly.  Linda is back doing real estate in Annapolis, and Francis is back consulting for the Library of Congress.

Josh and Rachel came for dinner last night. Ate at Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant and then went to see ARGO, opened last night. Really good movie, go see it when you can.  Notice the length of hair on the guys,  This movie is about the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-1980.

Joy stayed overnight at Josh's last night. I slept on the boat as I wanted to make sure they did not catch my cold.  Should be fine for this afternoon's company. Josh has to go to work Sat at 7 am, Rachel at 2 pm/.  So Joy and Rachel are going to do some art projects for Rachel's teaching job. She is a half time art teacher at an elementary school in the Federal Hill District of Baltimore.


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