We are off at 0745ish for Sadler Point Marina. A new refrigerator has arrived and needs to be professionally installed. There are a few other tasks (Head system, forward A/C) that will also be checked and tweaked by the technicians, too. After the work is complete we will head over to another marina to load on about 300 gallons of diesel.
It is 35 degrees outside, so now I must rustle up some thermals and a warm jacket. I hate doing anything in the cold.
Have a nice thursday!
Ok, back at home at 1100. It. Was. Freezing. At 0730 at the marina! I looked over the dock and waited for Barco Crew Phil to come pick me up at Sadlers. I was not too keen on going out in 35 degrees temps, but I was committed. Got to the boat, fired up the motors on the Barco at about 0800 and let those babies warm up for twenty minutes. The Generator was a real trooper and ran the A/C system which has reverse cycle heat. Blessed heat.
Underway at 0825, we backed slowly into Pirates Cove, made the clearing turn and opened the throttles to 1800 rpm, which drove us at a bit more than eight knots. There was no one else on the water but us freezing cats! It was so cold, I could not roll up the eisenglass flaps for visibility up in the fly bridge. I had to hold the flap up like a moron while I steered the boat away from the shore.
The chat subject de jure was Phil's upcoming trip to the Bahamas and South Florida. A much warmer subject, to be sure and full of what if's and what to do's. Wish I could go...
We passed through the half opened Ortega River Bridge and chatted amiably with the workers on the scaffold who were pretending to work as we passed, slowly. About five minutes later we were greeted by one of the Sadler Point employees who was nice enough to grab lines as we docked.
The sun was definitely over the yard arm as we tidied up for work. In fact, it was getting down right warm and I wish we could have stayed out for a bit more of boating on the empty river.
Let's have some Música Nueva (from 1955) from Cuba to warm us up!