Two whole days! We have two days before we planned to head for home. I've asked myself many times, "how long will it be until I tire of walking the beach?". I'm still waiting to find out! But I'm getting ahead of myself... lets go back.
I'll probably pattern our new sunshade after this one as it works really well. For now, it'll have to do...
Bruce worried that we were going the wrong way, had taken a wrong turn. We turned back and found a sign pointing the other way. Finally we were on the right track.
The night was cool and we slept well enough. I was still nervous about the raccoons...
But this time we caught no fish. We tried every lure we had but nothing. I guess they are all full from gorging themselves on all those fiddler crabs.
Back at the boat, we took a long rest inside to get past the heat of the day and then we set out in search of the second beach access point.
We frightened this big fella off and took his stick!
Bruce began shucking his clothes the minute we reached the water. I looked both ways up and down the beach... saw no one and, with a big grin... followed suit.
A conversation kept recurring in my mind in which my (previous) coworkers learned that there would be nakedness when we went cruising. I laughed out loud thinking that it took us barely three weeks for the nakedness to occur!
Wildlife Refuge and I guess the beasts feel safe.
We had a great motor/sail home with one exception. the trip took ten hours and boy were we tired when the boat was tied safely in her slip.
It is a very strange thing that when we're out on the boat, its a boat. But when we're back in the slip, it's a home again. Even the cats seem to feel this way. It makes no sense. I wonder if the two will merge at some point, or if we will ever be traveling away from home while Cruising... things to think about.
Anyway, we found Army Hole and enjoyed it's offerings. There are no amenities there, no water or electricity. There is an anchorage called Lighthouse Cove just outside the dock area so if there are too many boats there, or if the mosquitos are too bad, it's no worries. We would love to come back here again, maybe on our way out in October...