We returned to my hometown under sad circumstances, but at the funeral on Friday evening we got the chance to mourn and celebrate my grandmother’s life with my extended family. The rest of the weekend we spent with my family, and we had a few days to play with my niece and nephew. Additionally, I had the chance to see my father on Father’s Day, something that wouldn’t have otherwise happened.
In a little bit we’ll get back on the road to head to Belhaven, NC where JV is docked. It’s about an 11 hour drive, so we won’t be on the road too late. I’m anxious to get back because I have an important repair waiting on me. On the way into the slip last Wednesday the throttle cable broke, and I had no way to slow the boat. Luckily I was approaching slowly and we had a few lines already on the pilings that I used to dock the boat. Later that night at the pot-luck another boater complemented me on our docking that day. I laughed and said, ‘Maybe I do better without the engine!’ Needless to say, he was very surprised that I had completed the docking maneuver without the throttle cable.
The new throttle cable should be shipped to the West Marine in Washington, NC today. I hope it arrives before we have to return the rental car tomorrow. After that it will be a race to get it installed, and get back out into the ICW. We’re trying to get to Bohemia Bay in the next couple of days so we can see our friends and take care of a few things before we continue north for the summer.