Tuesday, August 31, 2004


28 to 31 August, 2004. We made pretty good time since we were able to take I-95 in the Cadillac through the DC area. We arrived at the Marina and paid for the boat. We got to know Jason, the boat salesman there, who let us sleep on his houseboat a couple of nights. Rocky sanded the barnacles off the bottom of the boat and I cleaned the inside. Bees love to build their hives in these boats that constantly fill up with rainwater so we battled them for most of the first day. We may be able to patch the sail but we’ll probably just replace it completely. We figure that we can invest a few hundred dollars and then sell the boat for up to $1,500. This Marina is great, with over 500 boats, many of them stripped out and just taking up space. We’ve already picked out our next 25 foot sailboat. This one has some living amenities, such as a sink and tables. The Tidewater has only just enough room to squeeze in and sleep. We were just about to apply the bottom paint when it started raining. We spoke to Gail on the Phone and she told us how much she missed the Cadillac. Also, Bob had sold the house and the house that Gail’s new boyfriend was living in also sold so she needed to move soon. We needed to get the bus up there eventually anyway, so we headed back down to Florida.

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