Saturday, March 28, 2009

Last leg

Days are getting shorter and shorter. This time we only have 10 miles to go and there was no rush to go. Mike came in shortly before 7 with croissants and breakfast pastries, and we took our sweet time to have breakfast. Then we went through the locks well in time to catch the 9 o'clock opening of the dreaded "Steel" bridge.
We had a commercial vessel with us, but that did not help, and we had to wait, even past 9 to get the opening. The following bridge was the Gilmerton, which opens on demand and which I have always found very helpful over the years. We passed it also with the commercial vessel in tow and then took off towards Scott's Creek.
By the time we got to Hospital Point, the weather decided to remind us that it still knew how to be nasty. The fog came, the temperature dropped 10 degrees in a hurry and wind started to pick up, when since morning we had had a nice temperature, some sunshine and no wind.
This was not going to deter me, anyway, and we tied up safely around 10:30, without smashing anybody's arm. :-)

Now, it is time to get on with the list of lists . . . but that is another story.

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