Posted by Monty
Most of the active boats on the dock went to Oakracoke this weekend. We stayed here and played host to my friend Rob. He arrived Saturday and left today. We had no wind to speak of Sunday, so we motored across the Neuse to Turnagain Bay where we were promptly chased away by flies. Yellow, biting kind. Two fly swatters in the cockpit could not keep up. After Rob left today, I tackled the port replacement in the saloon that Carol broke. Carol fished, and broke two reels but caught three fish and had one HUGE one "on the line." Apparently fish around here have teeth.
On the way to Turnagain Bay.
Rob, valiantly defending us from boarders.
Back at the dock, we departed in the dinghy for parts unknown. (Actually we were going to Paradise Cove for a beer. Battling flies is thirsty work.)
The dinghy will plane with one person. Will it plane with two? If we put some special 1960's era Sea Doo moves on it? Heck no.
Mission accomplished! (What happened to the hat?)
And so, this morning, after a breakfast that would doom an ordinary man, JT Lancer jumps into his car...
...and returns to his domain, there to do many good deeds.
Leaving me to embark on the port replacement project.
Out with the old and in with the new. We'll see if it leaks. I'll let you know.
It has occurred to me this weekend (as it frequently does) how fortunate I am to be living this lifestyle. Many things have aligned to make it happen, not the least of which is living in these United States. Thank you to all of the active duty, former, and most especially the ones who gave all they had to defend this country and keep it free.