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  • A Manistee Saturday

    Posted on July 31st, 2010 cwmoore 1 comment

    [singlepic id=191 w=320 h=240 float=left]We awoke to moderate rain and open hatches and ports – in other words, we were wet inside the boat.  We hurriedly closer her up tight and went back to a lazy sleep and awoke around 0900 hrs.

    After doing our morning duties SAM went for a walk but I remained behind to play on the internet.  We walked up to a hardware and bought some mosquito spray – both of us had numerous bites – to be used if things got really bad.  On the way back it started to rain again, and remained rainy all day, so we stopped in for a coffee in hopes it would quit.  We walked to the boat – about a half mile – without getting too wet.

    We had lunch on the boat and then I took a nap while SAM played on the internet and watched a movie.  After awaking I went out with light jacket in hand to a misting rain and started to walk the “River Walk” down to the other terminus and it really started to rain hard.  SAM came following after, while I was waiting under a bridge to stay dry, and we finished the walk in a steady, heavy rain.  I was soaked to the skin but SAM had a rain coat so went via diversionary route that included all the shops in town.

    Then came supper, which was great, and writing on my blog.  Besides being captain I a chief dish dryer and have just completed this task.  This pretty much ends another day in the retired life I have come to enjoy.  Moore later…..

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  • Manistee

    Posted on July 31st, 2010 cwmoore No comments

    Inspiration arrived Manistee Friday about 1400 hrs.  We are staying at the Manistee Municipal Marina for a couple of days due to the forcast rain – we are fair weather sailors if possible.

    I awoke to banging around last night and found SAM closing all the ports and hatches we left open – rain had started some time ago and a lot of things below were wet.  They were hung up to dry and we went back to sleep until 0900 hrs because we were tired.

    Yesterday I bought a couple of books at the used bookshop and they are in real good shape but the price was high ($5) each.  Today we will put the dingy in the water and motor up river to check things out but right now SAM is trying to find a farmers market to buy some goods.  Moore later…………

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