This morning, we went from Lower Broad Creek to Hobucken (distance about 15 miles around Maw Point) to meet our friend Pamela who was bringing Hank’s dog bed (how could we forget his bed? we have everything from paperwork to toys to food and medical supplies for the pooch). The journey that took us 4 hours yesterday plus 2.5 hours today was about 40 minutes driving time for her (one way) to meet us at the old crab house dock in Hobucken, along the Intracoastal Waterway… our cruising speed is about 7mph. Even with only a light morning northwesterly wind, the boat was rolling at Maw Point, salt water was splashing up to the windshield, and Hank didn’t like it a bit.
Doug pulled up the anchor, we navigated out into the
We arrived at Hobucken at about 9:30am and enjoyed the beautiful day while we waited for Pamela; we watched the various boats go by, finished organizing our storage, and Doug biked around the area. Several boats had AGLCA burgees flying, which made us feel that we aren’t *so* far behind the folks proceeding in this year’s seasonal counter-clockwise rotation! We hope to be in
Pamela, Hank’s godmother, arrived with Hank’s bed and sundries that will make us more comfortable. It’s been so warm recently that we just weren’t thinking about warm shirts etc, and her arrival with the bed, clothes, and odds and ends (including a metal hoist for our dinghy from our boat storage room) was a life-saver! We had a relaxed visit and lunch.
Hank has adapted successfully as the attached photos show, enjoying the view from the Winnie and relaxing both inside and outside, plus, learning to “do his thing” on the boat (we have a litter box with grass for encouragement).
So, we are proceeding up the