Saturday, September 8, 2012
The Rest of the Labor Day Weekend 2012
This section of the ICW is where the scene begins to look like "somewhere else" to me. The banks have different flora... there is just a different feel to it.
We broke free of the ICW and did a bit of sailing about in Aransas Bay, then settled ourselves in a transient slip at the Rockport Municipal Marina.
We soaked in bathwater temps and did our best to avoid critters skittering across the soft sands under our bums...
Dinner was delicious and we sat for a while on the deck before tumbling into our cool dry beds, lulled by the sound of the slapping waves against the hull.
The wind gods were kind to us as they dropped the winds to a very manageable 13 knots in the marina as I docked the boat in our slip on one pass. I don't even think I hit the dock at all! YAY!
We totally enjoyed having fellow boat people, Robert and Kathy along for the long weekend. We've all been so busy with our lives lately it was nice to catch up. Another successful cruising experience has me longing to cut the dock lines and continue the journey. Every time, it gets more and more difficult to go back to life on land. But for now, it was just another Labor Day Weekend of fun in the sun with friends.