Just wanted to stop in and say Hello to yall. I am still tied up at Pete's Pier (Kings Bay) in Crystal River, Fl. and the education continues with Captain
Shelly. We have been pouring over nav charts
with paper boats, and Capt Shelly has been tasking me with hypothetical destinations from my present location to improve my nav skills, using the old "Where's Waldo" scenerios.
I found a 10' Achilles dingy in excellent shape for $300 and a german made folding bike $100 on Craigslist, and have had the luck that the seller delivered them to me. Miss Jaycee sold
me the dingy, cause she was raising the money
to buy her first car, and Mrs Miriam sold
me the folding bike, as Mrs Miriam is an older lady who cruises yard/garage sales looking for stuff to sell on craigslist. So I have been lucky in many ways since starting this fools adventure. Captain
Fred who is with TowBoatsUS, and the one who towed me into this marina, came by with his wife Ms Sharon on Thanksgivings Day and brought me turkey
dinner with all the fixings. It was delicious!!!!
Today, Captain Shelly is gonna take me to home depot to get some things, she said I need for the boat
, as well as a stop off at a boating
consignment store to poke around, and then to West Marine
for some shroud
covers, and finally to the Duds&Suds for laundry
I am having a great time, and have been very blessed so far, but I must admit, I am longing to be out there again in the (for me anyway) the open ocean.