Thursday, October 10, 2019

Alligator River Marina - Last day (we hope)

What are they looking at?

Lots of crabs to look at
The marina is a haven for crab boats. They come and go all during the day. There is a young couple with kids that went to investigate the latest catch of crabs. They were fascinated with the blue crabs. It's always a wonder to watch kids and their surprise and appreciation of everything that's new to them. As adults, we tend to lose that sense of wonder as we grow older. It was fun to watch. 

The first barge through in over a week!
The big news of the day was the progress on the repair of the bridge. They were successful in getting it to open using the backup system and they let a barge through than had been waiting for several days. Our turn will come Friday morning at 7:30 am for the boats in the marina. Later on, there will be a limited schedule published for the bridge operation until the primary system that was rebuilt is installed, probably in a couple of days. The limited schedule is not official yet but will probably be something like 9:00, noon and 3:00. 

We will head out at 7:30 with the rest of the marina crowd and likely reach RE Mayo for the night and, hopefully, Homer Smith the next day for a two day stay. Then we'll look at the weather and decide our next stop.