September 30, 2010
What a finish to the month. We are sitting out the storm inside
of Snow Goose in the slings.
I t is raining so hard; I can hardly see the other boats in in
The view from the front window in the dodger.
I tried to get a picture of the rain.
The wind has picked-up, look at the trees.
Another view through the dodger side window.
September 28, 2010
In the past couple of days Rich has resealed the main water
tank, replaced one of the hoses on the black water tank - nasty job
and replaced part of our rigging lines. He has been
This is John, the owner of Rascal. He's from England and he has
been getting his boat ready to sail home back to England.
John cleaned up and on his boat, Rascal.
September 26, 2010
The water here at the end of the peninsula is full of iron and
sulphur. So every day I visit the Fire Station, which has a water
well available for the public.
The pump is easy to access.
The cost of the water is very reasonable.
The donation box.
Can you believe the first time we got water, we didn't realize
this was the box for donations.
September 25, 2010
It is always something. Rich realized that his 14 year old
repair of the rudder failed; the wood was separating.
It's grim, we have to remove the rudder to do the repair.
Rich rigged a pulley and we were able to remove and lower the
rudder for repair.
Temporary work horses, better than the ground, but a little
Close up of the separation.
The repair. Rich has put in five screws and filled and
covered the gap with fiberglass and epoxy. We're waiting for it to
All sanded and prepped for painting.
Painted and reinstalled, looks as good as new.
I visited the local Farmer's Market. It is located at the
Deltaville Maritime Museum.
This vendor assured me this was his good side. He's a
A fellow quilter! She had several lovely quilts displayed.
Close up of her crazy quilt.
There was only booth selling produce - Farmer's Market???? Look
at the tomatoes on the right; they were a strange colour. In the end
I purchased the ones on the right.
September 24, 2010
Painting the bottom; looks handsome in his Tyvek suit.
OOPS! I forgot and ran water into the sink. At least the boot
stripe was dry!
Oh, what he would give to have his knee pads.
September 23, 2010
New look for the Goose, a red boot stripe!
September 22, 2010
Rich hard at work scraping the bottom of the Goose.
He should have brought his knee pads from the barn, bet it would
have been easier than squatting.
At the end of day; isn't he a sight!
September 21, 2010
Rich is installing the new davits he designed and made while in
Michigan with help from our son-in-law Jim.
He had to adjust the angle of the davits slightly, for a good
A view of the installed davits from the cockpit.
A side view of the davits from the ground. Nice...
September 19, 2010
Today's the day. We're heading back to Snow Goose in Virginia.
I'm glad that Rich can pack.
I don't see how Edie is going to fit. I offered to hold her on
my lap, but Rich has assured me she will have enough room.
She's in place, but as you can see, she doesn't have any room to
September 9, 2010
It seems that we can't get away from transportation problems. I went
out to the van this morning and it wouldn't start; so here I wait to
be rescued. Well summer is coming to a close and we are preparing to
return to our nomadic life on Snow Goose. It will be good to get
back to the boat.
Rich is finishing up a couple of side jobs and we are packing in
preparation for our trip. I'm back on the website and will be posting regular