Friday, October 15, 2010

Dowry Creek Marina – A Visit from Don and Liz Bunch

The Clubhouse at Dowry Creek Marina
After our beehive of activity yesterday, we didn’t do much today. We did take advantage of the courtesy car for a trip to Food Lion to reprovision. The big supermarket seems out of place for the small town.
The marina was planning a party for the boaters, beer can chicken so we went up to the clubhouse for happy hour. The clubhouse is very modern with a TV, bar and a swimming pool. There was even a telescope which needed some adjustment which I used tonight to see the moon and Jupiter with its four moons all arrayed on one side.

Finally, a Clean Boat
Don and Liz Bunch, former members of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club and long time sailing partners, arrived during happy hour and we all went into town for dinner at the Fish Hook restaurant. Don and Liz very generously offered to leave a car at the marina for our use on Saturday for a trip to the outer banks where we’ve never been. We took them up on their offer so Saturday we’ll do some exploring and take lots of pictures. It’s starting to turn cool at night now so we just let the small ceramic heat idle on low to keep the cabin warm, wonder what the temps are up north?