Thursday, April 12, 2012

Charleston Maritime Center - Sharmining the boat

Right across the way is the USS Yorktown, which we haven't visited yet
If you live in a house, you have to mow the lawn, trim the plants, vacuum, laundry, cook, pay bills and on and on. Well, you have to do the same things on a boat, at least once in awhile. So today it was cleaning the topsides, removing the mustache, waxing the bow area (to prevent recurrence of the mustache - it works!), cleaning the enclosure plastic, doing the teak, defrosting the freezer, vacuuming and on and on.  It looks respectable at least now, about 4 on the Sharman scale of 1 to 10 (if I humor myself).

One of the "benefits" of the marina, a water taxi every hour or so
What happened to summer?! The high today was only in the mid 60's! It's days like this that we think we're headed north too soon. It will gradually warm up and return to the upper 70's and even low 80's over the weekend.

One more thing, you can lose things on a boat, more than you think. We've been missing a forward light that fits on the dinghy for over a month. It's the size of a flashlight and we're positive it's somewhere on the boat, we just don't know where (and we've looked!!) The list keeps growing. Ann added a large, white straw hat that's nowhere to be found - impossible to lose we thought - but lost nevertheless. Based on past experience, both will turn up unexpectedly some time in the future, probably when they are least needed (sigh...)