Monday, August 4, 2014

Myrtle Beach - Day 6

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(where we bought the boat)
 to Lake Ontario Click this link:
I updated our logs over the last few days and know now that we have traveled 1081 nautical miles which converts to just over 2000 kilometers. Not bad for our first month out. 

Across the road from where we are staying is a Waffle House.  For those of you who don'y know what a waffle house is, lets just say it is not a ritzy place.  we ordered our $5 breakfast (for everything including coffee or coke) and watched everyone around us light up CIGARETTES! It has been a long time since we have seen that... Oh well... When in Rome....

Yesterday, Our friends from Cambridge, (Tom, Deb & Jessica) visited and together with our new friends, Bill & Carol, we had an awesome BBQ with chicken & shrimp...  It rained most of the day but that didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits. 

Early in the day Tom & Deb took us to Walmart to get some much needed groceries.  we also bought 2 small beach chairs so if the sun ever decides to return we can spend a day at the beach...

On Saturday we spent some money that we really should not have and bought a new fishing rod! It is a Penn Senator 115 reel and rod. I rigged it with 80 lb. test and while I was at it, re-spooled my other two rods from 30 lb. test to 50 lb. test....  Now we are going after the BIG fish....

One of the chores that we do every few days at the dock is "pump out" the boat...  This is one of those jobs that we used to pay people to do.... Use your imagination to figure out what might be the stinkiest possible job to ever do on a boat.... That's right, empty out the sewage holding tank...  Because we are an ocean going boat and when we are more than 25 miles from shore we are allowed to discharge directly overboard, we have a very small holding tank.... And while Shelley and I are both very frugal in our use of the on board head when we are at a dock, we still have to pump out every 3 or 4 days...  Oh the joys of living on a boat...

Today we have a few chores to complete around the boat and we are really hoping to see some sunshine today!  The forecast says there is only a 50% chance of rain today....

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