After a wonderful ThanksMas with the kids and grandkids in Ohio, we set out again for points south and warmer climes. We already miss them though and wish we all could be cruising together always. Watching the younguns open Christmas gifts was a real treat. Have not seen that in a very long time. And Christine, our baby, is having a baby. She has that "glow" and looks beautiful.
Our location and route today, 12/1/09:
Folks, meet Gale, and she's really mad! Her picture is on the left. She's coming tonight and by the looks of things, within about 4 hours. This storm has been working its way east for a few days and has produced gale force winds and tornado's in Alabama.
We arrived here yesterday late afternoon. Our original intentions were to only go half way to an anchorage, but we got "scardy-cats" about the forecasted weather and kept on going to this marina. We have lots of fenders and double lines out on this outside dock.
This is our first time in Brunswick. It's a neat small town with the storefronts not changed from the old days. We toured old City Hall and walked and window shopped. We also got the remaining Christmas presents in the mail today.
Tomorrow, it's off to an anchorage in Fernandina Beach, if Gale leaves us in one piece. But, not before we fill up with about 500 gallons of diesel at the cheapest place on the East Coast. Yes, folks, we will be in Florida. And the weather is forcasted to be very nice. Could that be an omen? Did you hear me Gale?
It's Time To Go - After 5+ weeks here in our beloved Castine, it is time to go. We have monitored the storms, checked the weather, and Red Head is prepped for passage. We'...
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