Today we're in Yorktown, VA, enjoying another big history location. We did Jamestown two days ago and plan on Williamsburg tomorrow. Last night we happened on the a Blackbeard Pirate Festival and I happened to note a guy walking by on a folding bike. Because I'm somewhat familiar with this mode of transportation, I said, "Where's your boat?" he aid that it was parked nearby, and asked where ours was.
As it happened, "Adirondack" was anchored out a ways in front of us and I pointed to it. He said, "It's a Monk, isn't it?" As it turns out, they had one just a year older than ours. They invited us to a party celebrating ten years on that boat and we met other cruisers, sold our inflatable kayaks and had just one hell of a great time, capped by a great fireworks display. Capt. Jeff
Well, we're back on the boat with all the good things (water, scenery, people, sleeping) and some of the more difficult (dropping a new flashlight in the water and jamming up the windlass). The good definitely outweigh the bad. It was great to be home for a bit - we saw the boys, friends, worked a bit to pay for more diesel fuel and got a number of health tune-ups (dentist, doctor visits and hernia repairs!). Now we are exploring American history on our way to a Monk Rendezvous in a few days. We'll continue North to spend the summer on Lake Champlain - what a lucky pair we are. Sally