Work first, fun later.
With Hurricane Earl forecasted to remain offshore, we witnessed surprisingly little preparations by local boat owners. It appeared that everyone believed the “weather guessers” and no one felt that things could change for the worse. Given the HUGE deductible on our insurance policy for damage caused by “named storms,” we weren’t taking any chances! After all, the couple of hours of labor invested in stripping our boat and rigging extra lines and fenders, although (with hindsight) unnecessary this time, was good practice for the next time, which we know will ultimately come.
Hopefully our friends north and south of here fair as well as we did!
All sails were removed. We wanted to swap out that headsail for our jib anyway.
All of our fenders and boards were deployed.
We rigged our anchor bridle to a post on the adjacent property to keep us away for the dock. It worked so well we had to ease it to get off the boat.
It was funny watching Rebecca trying to tie that line from a kayak!
Everything was removed from the boat (barbeque, life-sling, etc.)
and the dinghy was deflated and stored.
Storm preparations completed, we were off to explore Annapolis.
Our visit began at Chick & Ruth’s Delly
Downtown at “Ego Alley”
Good food, drinks and music with friends… a great way to end the evening. And no storm!