Saturday, September 8, 2018

July 13-14, 2018 Portland Pudgy

July 13 Friday
Today was my mother’s birthday.  If she were still alive, it would have been her 100th birthday.  She’s been gone 25 years.  I guess you miss your parents forever. 
We are anchored about 1 mile from the dingy dock with a short walk to a small grocery store.  We decided to sail our Portland Pudgy “Skadoosh”.  It was a full day adventure since we were against the tide both ways.  There is no motor.  It took us about 2 hours to get there.  Then we went out for lunch and picked up a few groceries.  Then it took about 2 hours to get back to the boat.  This is also our life boat.  So we figure this is good practice to see if we can stand to be in it for hours (probably days in reality). 
While we had Skadoosh off of the deck, we tried out our new scoop for the v berth hatch.  It is custom made with each order.   There are snaps on the deck that it fastens to, besides tying it done.  Dave will have to move a couple of the snaps for the new one.  It seems a little bigger.  We love using this to bring a breeze down on us while we are sleeping.  And if it rains, we can adjust it to keep the rain our, but the air flowing in.  I think we got 4 years out of the old one.
photo shows the green scoop with Skadoosh raised at anchor
 July 14 Saturday
Watching the jet skis roar past us today, Dave said he just doesn’t get the fascination with them.  I said it’s all about going fast.  Then Dave came up with a new name for them “go-fastards”. 
We decided to take the dinghy today to refill 4 diesel jerry cans.  This is a busy vacation area AND it was a Saturday.  So we braced ourselves for heavy traffic on the water.  And we rewarded ourselves with ice cream (it doesn’t keep in our freezer). 
I took the dinghy back to the dinghy dock to go to Church in Wrightsville Beach.  I found St Therese’s within walking distance.  And that was my mother’s name, so it felt special so close to her birthday. 

Wrightsville Beach
sunset from our boat in the channel

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