Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rockland - Morning Report

The first order of business this morning was to take Hoolie for his morning walk. Unfortunately, it was raining hard so what to do? It was full rain gear for me and out we went. Hoolie doesn't seem to absorb much water. I guess it's his bird dog breeding to shed water easily. I came in wetter than Hoolie. I toweled him off some and he was fine. The boats on moorings were really bouncing around but we're snug in our corner behind the Coast Guard station.

Don and Liz Bunch left this morning in the rain. Needless to say, we didn't walk them to the car. They said they saw enough hurricanes in North Carolina so they didn't have to experience another one although Danny is not a hurricane. It only has top winds of 30 kts but we are getting 25 kts right now and Danny's off the Carolinas. The wind is now coming right off the bulkhead which is great protection for us.

When we came in, there was a long space reserved for a cruise ship to come in later today. Well, the ship came in this morning! The whole procedure took about 30 minutes. Talk about a tight fit!! The front lines come within a few feet of our jib! He maneuvered expertly with bow and stern thrusters and sidled right up to the dock. With that excitement over, we'll spend the rest of the day calmy.