Sunday, March 18, 2012


Arrived at Submit 15 March, 2012
We arrived at S/V Submit this morning to find her in better shape than expected.  No mold or mildew after being closed up for 5 months!  No dead flies, not dirty and dusty inside.
For those unaware, she has been on the hard at Hague Marina in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Our plan is to take her on a cruise farther down the Intracoastal Waterway to Green Cove Springs Marina, on the St. Johns River south of Jacksonville, FL.  There we will do some major upgrades with an eye towards taking her to the Bahamas next trip.  We don’t know if our trip will take 10 days or a month.  We hope to find interesting sights and activities along the way.  Suggestions appreciated!!!!
We’ve filled the port water tank and the propane is on and the batteries are topping up.  The refrigerator is stocked and cooled.  Barbara prepared a tasty boat meal, and we are enjoying a bottle of Luck Duck cabernet from Chile, for we are truly lucky ducks to be back in our soon-to-be floating second home.
Tons of little projects done and some to do before they launch us tomorrow with the antique travel lift.  We’ll make an additional shopping run for supplies at the good deal local Food Lion, and perhaps some disposable throw rugs at the dollar store.  Then, we’ll turn in the U-Haul TM (10 foot van for the uninitiated).  It has averaged 15 miles per gallon driving 60 to 70 miles an hour, so wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
And what would have made us think of renting a U-Haul truck?  It was Barbara’s idea after we ran into no rental vehicles available in Jacksonville, FL.  She was hoping for a pickup or a van, but none were available for our trip.  So, we settled for the smallest moving truck.  After all, we did have 2 carry-ons!  We have pictures, but have not yet figured out how to download them from the camera!
Barbara’s report from last night sparked several responses including the following. Thanks Ray!
Wave to the transit man who wouldn't take a nickle
U-Haul man is cummin, to get us out of a pickle
No cars for rent, or even cross walk  the road
We'll make it to the Cal in a truck with no load
Beats peddlin' to Myrtle on a tandem bicycle

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