Bruce and I spent a "vacation week" here back in July, before we got started on boat projects. This time we would anchor instead of dock at Army Hole.
This time, we anchored next to Phantom and dinghied over to meet our new friends for the first time. We spent the next two days getting to know one another and planning our cruise back towards Galveston.
|Madagorda Lighthouse in the distance
We picked up a passenger from Phantom and proceeded to the island to do some exploring.
I was chief navigator on this expedition and used the iPhone to find an aerial view of the island to get the lay of the land.
previous visit here, so that was my plan...
I'm guessing this will be the last time I'm allowed to navigate... I chose the incorrect path and we walked on forEVER! We noticed that we weren't getting any closer to the lighthouse. I consulted the iPhone again and found that, indeed, we had missed the pathway.
We turned back and retraced our steps to the dinghy, too hot and tired to go up the right path to the lighthouse. I guess this destination will remain unvisited in our book...
|First "Transom Shower" as a Cruiser!
We took a nap and then I got started making dinner. We had company coming and I was serving fish tacos with mango salsa.
Bruce discovered that we had not closed our forward hatch completely and the v-berth was soaked! We took everything out and draped the sheets and blankets all over outside the boat to dry in the now sunny dry air... It was mostly dry by the time our guests arrived for dinner and our day ended in good times.
It was the perfect day and I felt an internal "shift" as we combined the daily life aspects of living on a boat, and the vacation aspects of living on a boat... Yes, we have duties but we can also drop everything and run and play. I drowsed in the sunshine while Bruce fished and I was feeling very sorry for anyone who isn't us today...
We caught no fish, but that's OK. We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the water. We spent the last evening at Lighthouse cove aboard Phantom, it was their turn to cook. We made our departure plans for the morning and returned to Dos Libras for a good night's sleep. Tomorrow... we continue on to cover new ground! What an exciting time!