Thursday, August 25, 2011


Mobjack Bay Marina, Mathews, VA 37º25.586N | 76º24.072W

Our life on the water is always subject to the whims of the weather. It seems our life on land is as well.

With a get-back-on-that-horse attitude, John once again delivered us to Union Station today, and Amtrak graciously switched our tickets to today's train to Williamsburg, where Max and Jen of Anastasia have generously offered to pick us up.

Hurricane Irene is predicted to visit our neighborhood on Saturday, so yesterday's earthquake has cut our boat preparation time to about 48 hours putting most marinas out of reach.

Our plan is to move Cara Mia tomorrow just around the corner to Zimmerman Marine, where they can haul us out on Friday morning giving us 24-30 hours to strip her down before the weather turns gnarly.

There have been times in my life when a thwarted trip and a looming hurricane with all its potential perils and definite expense would have really annoyed me. Thinking yesterday that my life was certainly done, this hurricane is just one more welcome adventure.

I'm happy to be alive.

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