I had this post ready on Sunday and it is now Tuesday. Sorry if it's out of sync but I'm out of sync (and stomach contents) for right now. It's been wild and crazy but no real huge issues thank God!
What a whirlwind trip! After work on Friday, I drove to the Big City where I met up with Hans, his hockey friend Frank, and his best friend Scotty, and off we went.
We drove straight to Annapolis and arrived around 11:00 PM , got up early Saturday morning and set off by train for Massachusetts, but not before we were stopped for speeding as we rushed for the train station. I have no idea why, but the officers (and there were 2 of them) let us off with a warning. They probably took one look at my panic stricken face, a vehicle crammed to within an inch of its life and figured that Hans has to put up with enough without the needed stress of a speeding ticket!
We finally arrived in South Dartmouth at around 6:00 PM when Hans announced that it would be wonderful if we could 'scream' out of the harbor by the next afternoon.
I promise, I did NOT laugh in his face.
I won't go into detail about the incredible amount of work that had to be done, needs to be done, and probably won't get done.
Suffice it to say, but the 'next afternoon' I was zipping around grocery stores and a cheap outlet store (I almost wet myself when I found it as I looooove those stores!) gathering supplies for a week long sail , and the guys were back at the boat, getting the sails in order, (and thank God they were in good shape) cleaning and scrubbing the cockpit etc... and needless to say there was no 'screaming' out of the harbor except for maybe me when I tried to phone the boat from the store and no one answered because ..."we were listening to the Penguin game, sorry!!!"
But, I think we'll be ok as a team because the first thing we did when we arrived was to get some very important supplies.
And this is only the half of it!
I kid you not!
We have priorities you know.