We decided to spend a day here at Green Turtle Bay just because we have no schedule and this is a nice place. Plus, by hanging out we gave ourselves time to have someone come look at our two bilge pumps. I always thought bilges should be bone dry on well-organized boats, but our bilge has some water. The guy here says no big deal (although I can think of one reader who might possibly disagree), but we did have an electrical problem that needed to be fixed. I am embarrassed to admit how little I know about fixing various things, but I’m coming up the learning curve.
Speaking of being “bone dry” one thing we didn’t consider is that this Marina is in a “dry” county! They don’t sell any alcohol anywhere. You can’t even get a drink at a restaurant with your meal unless you bring in your own bottle and then they charge you for the privilege! Of course that didn’t seem to materially impact the number of drunks on the docks and we were up late chatting with an ex-cop and his wife who live year round on a 40′ sailboat summering in Kentucky and wintering in Key West. The guy was intent on giving me the coordinates for some island in the panhandle where you can runaround naked…..I swiftly trundled off to our boat and locked the hatch….now about those coordinates.
Today we’re off this AM in the Marina courtesy car (See? Nice Marina!) to the next county to buy beer. Sort of a de-tuned smokey and the bandit! Once “provisioned” we’ll head further up the River (and off our Loop track) to push for Nashville.
We ran out of eggs this AM, but the alternative was pretty good!
B posted a similar picture yesterday, but my caption is better!
(Editor’s Note: Kids!::: see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AAOM-BRxcg )