2016 Month-long Sailing Trip - Part 8
Saturday, July 9
|We had a light breakfast with other sailors at the marina's Saturday morning |
"coffee and donuts". There was a light turnout at the marina this
weekend because of the hot and humid weather.
|One of the things we accomplished was the replacement of a failed fan on the starboard |
side of the main salon. We have several of these 2-speed Hella-brand
fans throughout the boat. They move a lot of air
with minimal power requirements.
Sunday, July 10
The hot and humid weather finally broke as a cold front moved in overnight. We had a leisurely breakfast onboard and showered in the marina's new bathroom facilities.
|The blackened fish tacos at Paladar in Annapolis Towne Center are the |
best I have ever eaten (and the prettiest). They are
accompanied by black beans and rice.
|We are placing decals all over our brand new outboard engine to deter thieves. |
At this point we haven't added enough to make the outboard
look well used--we have more to add and
this is a work in progress.
Monday, July 11
During our sailing trip I was concerned about the painter (dinghy's tow line) wearing at the point of attachment to the aluminum lug on the bow of the dinghy.
|When I untied the dinghy painter this is the wear that occurred |
at the aluminum lug in just one month.
|I aded a stainless steel D shackle between the dinghy's aluminum towing lug |
and the dinghy painter. This practically eliminates wear on the rope.
|We can't go past Thomas Point Light without taking a photograph.|
|As we set our anchor in Whitehall Bay there were only three other boats anchored |
in this little bay despite its close proximity to Annapolis. Whitehall Bay is
exposed to the south but well protected in other directions.
We cooked dinner on the grill (marinated pork chops, corn-on-the-cob, and cucumber salad).
This week is technically the last week of our month-long sailing trip. We go from here to Annapolis, where we will be taking a mooring buoy for three days. We will be spending next week at Hartge's Yacht Yard again to have our windlass installed and having the cracks in our lower spreaders welded. After that we plan to leisurely head back to Baltimore, via Still Pond and possibly Rock Hall where we will thoroughly test our new windlass.
We only have 80 days until we leave to head south again!