After a mad last-minute gathering up of our very last items on Friday night. we drove to Dolce Vita and moved aboard. Our daughter came with us to drive our car back home.
The boat was sitting low on her waterline. I estimate we've loaded between 1000 and 1500 lbs of food and equipment. The V-berth looks like a storage locker, as it is the only large space to store most of the bulkier items.
|Loaded V Berth|
Saturday morning was lightly foggy, with a heavy dew. The 7 am temp in the cabin was 58 degrees, which had made for nice sleeping under the blankets, but made it somewhat hard to get out!
|Away from the Dock|
|And We're on Our Way!|
Around 1, Joan asked if I was hungry. I said a little, so she went below to rustle up something. I was expecting a quickie snack of cheese, lunchmeat, and fruit. I should have known better. This is Joan we are talking about.
|Lunch is Served|
Once into the Rhode, we called our friends Pope & Amber (s/v Echo II), who we knew were docked somewhere nearby, and are also preparing to go south shortly. Turns out they are docked right across from where we were going to anchor, so instead we ended up tying up at their marina and having a most pleasant dinner with them. Tomorrow, we head for Solomons.
FOLLOW ALONG WITH US
For this trip, I'm going to try and use a position-tracking app on my iPhone called "On Course", that will let folks check up on where we are and show our track for the last day or so. The link to get to it is http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:4130443
If you have trouble with this link, our MMSI is 338125454. Just enter it in the search box on the marinetraffic.com site.