As the song goes…we were sittin on the dock of the bay today. I guess there could be worse places to lay over then Spring Cove Marina for sure. We decided this morning that we better sacrafice the morning to get the oil changed. It was tough, but the 30 degree temp’s when we woke up helped convince us. I still don’t know what I was thinking when I packed for this trip…I have 5 sundresses, 2 pairs of flip flops, 3 bathing suits and exactly 0 wool socks, wool sweaters or wool caps…ooy vay!
A few shout outs before I go on…first of all…Wicked Good Slippers are simply just that!! Freakin Wicked Good might better describe them. This is literally my only warm pair of “shoes” that thank god I threw in my bag as an after thought in our Tuesday morning scramble. Anyway, I digress…
So, upon waking to 30 degree temps and the daunting task of changing our oil, we made the call to hire the folks at Spring Cove’s work yard to “walk us through” the job. Don and Chip at Spring Cove were really great and very accomodating – moving some other jobs around to fit us in. While the work was being done we borrowed some bikes from the marina and went exploring. We found The CD Cafe and stopped for lunch. We had the BEST crab cake sandwich that we have ever had – that’s both of us and we have had a lot of crab cakes.
After lunch I caught a ride to the CVS and bought wool caps and warm socks (yep…never thought I’d be clothes shopping at CVS, but I guess there is a first for everything…:-).
We plan to pull out tomorrow morning before 7am and are heading to Virginia tomorrow.
Daily Rundown -
Newbie lesson #4 – Take care of all of your boat maintenance BEFORE you leave for your trip.
Newbie lesson #5 – Pack clothing according to the weather on the journey, not just the destination.
Nautical miles – 0
Awesome crab cakes eaten – 2