Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rained Out!!!

Bruce and I hit the road to Port A Friday night after work. We had no plans!!! The night was beautiful and peaceful. There was no fishing tournament in our marina this weekend so we had it nearly all to ourselves. The moon would be full on Saturday and we thought we might sail over to Mud Island on Saturday and anchor.

Saturday morning weather forecast was uncertain so we took off on an early morning bike ride to the beach. We played around with the camera and rode our bikes to Barnacle Bill’s on Horace Caldwell pier for breakfast.

After taking the long way back to the marina through Port A, we took a chance on the weather and set out along the coast for a sail. The water was absolutely beautiful. We were sailing along relaxing when we looked back to see huge thunderheads building. We turned around and came in. It didn’t rain but it was very humid and hot so we spent a lazy afternoon avoiding the heat and had sundowner Bahama Mammas on the deck when it cooled off in the evening. We went out to dinner and listened to music from the Back Porch across the marina until bedtime.

We were awake at 3 am with a leaking forward hatch. The sky poured for a solid hour during which we tried to keep our bed from being soaked. It’s always something with sailboats. Now we will have to take the hatch off and reseal it but the promised rain kept us from it this weekend. For now its just damage control.

The rain continued until we finally threw in the towel (so to speak) and left for home at around 11am on Sunday. We came back to Corpus and did some errands. We ran into our slip-mates at Half Price Books. We shopped for great bargains at Boater’s World. The afternoon was productive after all. We’ll try again next weekend.

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