We arrived back at our home marina just before midnight on Sunday. Our passage took us from Onset, Massachusetts to the top of the Chesapeake Bay. It was 62 hours and we were glad when it ended. We must have taken on some bad fuel because I struggled against fuel filters for most of the trip. It’s good fun to hang upside down over a hot engine and change a diesel fuel filter while the boat pitches in leftover swells from a Nor’easter and light winds. The heat, the smell of diesel, the roll of the boat, and the blood rushing to my head all combined to truly test the strength of my stomach.
After a good night’s sleep at Bo Bay, we didn’t have long to rest, yesterday was warm and sunny and we needed to take advantage of the weather. We spent the day washing and cleaning the exterior of the boat while Nermal spent the day playing in his favorite shrub. Today it’s raining, so we’ve had a lazy morning as we enjoy some needed R&R.
We haven’t had good internet recently, (the wifi in Onset was apparently knocked out by Sandy,) but I plan to catch up on promised photos and where we’ve been over the last couple of weeks. There’s our visit in Portland, bashing into waves off of New Hampshire, a wonderful time in Gloucester, riding out a Nor’easter, and our voyage home.
That should be more entertaining than blogging about buying kitty litter for our trip south.