Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 30 and July 1, 2016 St Mary's Yacht Club

The bilge is looking better everyday.  And the boat is smelling better.  We continued with boat projects, cleaning and packing for a couple days.  I was able to get under our v-berth mattress, from the bow end, by myself today.  Dave usually crawls up there to do that as I hand him things.  I needed a few things for packing for my 2 month vacation from the boat.  Dave is only leaving for 2 weeks, but I will be gone until September. 

Thursday evening, Larry and Rosie came by with the courtesy car to see if we wanted to go out for ice cream.  They didn’t have to ask twice.  I had made enchiladas for dinner, so ice cream was the perfect dessert.  We went to a local ice cream/gift shop in downtown St Mary’s.  I decided I needed a hat that said St Mary’s.  I’m debating if I should wear it for special occasions when I need Dave’s attention, or just where it anytime. 

Friday evening, we went with Larry and Rosie to the local St Mary’s Yacht Club Friday night gathering.  The Yacht club owns a houseboat that they keep at a dock at Lang’s marina downtown St Mary’s.  They have people bring appetizers on the first Friday, and they organize dinners on the other Fridays.  They have beer, wine, soda, and water.  You keep a tally and pay before you go.  $3/ beer or wine, $1 for sodas. 

The houseboat just stays at the dock, no motor.  It was like a floating club house and was perfect.  The aft section had a little kitchen set up.  Then you go up two steps to an open area with a long table and a bench along one wall.  They had several chairs along the other walls.  The bow had a bench seat and seating area outside.  I guess there was a deck on top with a bimini for shade, but they didn’t use that tonight. 

Rosie and Larry-who had to make a goofy face
There were about 20 people there.  It’s always fun to meet other boaters.  Most of them live in the area and just have boats for pleasure.  But some had been cruising in the past.  Someone even gave us their phone number to call if we needed a ride somewhere.  Very nice and friendly people.  I really enjoyed seeing the sunset from the water again.  And I realized I missed the rocking motion of the boat. 

Nature's July 4th fireworks

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