"Overcoming the Obstacles - Going Home 2004" Kilmarnock Travelogue by grandmaR
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0817 - A big power boat passed and also NORTH WIND.
I think part of the reason for my nausea this morning is that I am nervous about the weather because thunderstorms are predicted this afternoon. And Bob does not want to go in anywhere to stop early - he is anxious to get home. So am I - otherwise I will run out of some of my prescriptions. We are very late returning this year.
1134 New Point Comfort light is abeam in the mist. I've been to the bathroom several times, and put on my winter coat. Bob is sitting on the sunny side and it is warm with the curtains down. We are motor sailing with all the sails up and have done about 31 nm
We are making good time, and we might be able to get to Indian Creek after all.
We HAVE managed to get all the way to Indian Creek.
1629 We tie up at the Chesapeake Bay Boat Basin quite late (they've waited for us) after a longish trip of 59.2 nm with an average speed of 6.1 knots.
Previously when we have been here, there has been an email/phone line in the boater's lounge. No longer there - when they remodeled after Hurricane Isabel they put the line in the new office (which used to be next door and is across the road now) and did not reinstall this line. So I go up to the office just before closing and semi-straightened out email.
In the past, CBB has taken us out to a restaurant for dinner. I was looking forward to this because we have almost no provisions left and both of us are tired and don't feel like cooking. But it is not to be. The restaurant that they usually took us to is closed.
George brings me a phone book. The options are Paul's Pub, Pizza Hut, Lees or Sals. Pauls has and answering machine on their phone. Sal's doesn't deliver, and I don't think I can walk to Lees as it is over a mile. So I order a meatball sub and lasgna from Sal's ($13.02) and George runs Bob into town to get it. The food isn't very good.
Later that night, I walked up to the bathroom and in the dark I stepped off a concrete step that I didn't see and fell heavily. It knocked the wind out of me, and I skinned my right knee through my pants. My knee was sore for six weeks.
I did get FOX news and watched the local weather for tomorrow.
Pushed away from the pier at about 0720. This time I didn't run aground going out of the creek (although I understand George did with his boat after he took Bob up to Sal's)
The sun is coming weakly through the clouds. We pass Smith Point at 1019 and I don't even take any pictures of it.
At 1254 we are coming into Smith Creek heading for the marina. I take my last picture before getting down to the business of coming in to the dock.
1320 - We are HOME after a total trip up from Marathon of 1125 nm.
We have to reinstall all the lines on the boat and get it settled in the slip. I can't get the lady who said she would give us a ride home on the phone, and my mom doesn't answer either. But Bob gets the Lynx that we left at the marina started, and so we get back to the house.
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