But the rain was off and on and just a steady rain, not t-storms, so this was our window to take her to the boat yard. Since it was to be a short trip out to N Edisto River and Bohicket Creek and into Adam's Creek where Marine Propulsion has their yard, we decided to invite friends for the day trip and stop at Bohicket for lunch, then drop the boat off (where we had already shuttled the car to the day before). James and Beverly joined us for the day and we brought breakfast to have on our way since we scheduled to leave at 7 am.
|Sunrise on the Toogoodoo Creek|
|Beverly and I set up breakfast on the flybridge.|
|James enjoying the bit of sun that came out in between rains|
|Beverly learning how to be a captain|
Well, I'm happy to report that we got into the creek and boat yard before the storm hit and we were ready with lines and fenders for a port side docking on the face dock, like we had planned with them the day before. Easy peasy.... BUT the large sailboat was still there.... they hadn't moved it yet... So, they meet us over at a slip instead. And we have never docked her into a slip before. That was actually something we have been thinking that someday (hopefully never) we would have to attempt. So not only did we have to turn her around in a tight creek but also back her into a slip. We had not planned on putting Beverly and James to work but I moved lines and fenders while Bruce sweated out on the fly bridge and gave them each a job of holding a fender and a line to throw, which they did very well. And I want to say, that our new head phones work really great.
|Like my rope around the neck? They keep slipping off my head!|
|In the slip at the boat yard.|
Anyone interested in a 225 Freedom Grady White?