In Petersburg today it is laundry day! I grab my raincoat, the large red laundry basket and look for my black shiny $13.80 rain boots to head up to the laundry room.
Who left my boots outside in the cockpit last night with the Bimini curtains open? I now turn them upside own to drain out the rain water and cram towels inside to soak up as much as I can.
While in the laundry room, we get a call that we need to move Willie's Tug from the hot berthed slip to another available one, because the owner plans to return sooner than planned. What this means is if no guest moorage space is available in a marina, a transient vessel will be assigned to the slip of a permanent client, who is away for an extended period of time.
To complicate matters, Herb is in the middle to changing the oil in the boat, and it is fortunate that the owner is giving a few days' notice.
With Willie's Tug's service complete, the Harbormaster comes down to hold the stern line while Herb uses the bow line and together they walk the boat around from one side of the slip to the other, in order to free the 'bow in/starboard side' for the returning owner.
With such a busy day we have comfort food for dinner – ham and wild rice chowder, with a healthful dessert of sliced apple. Oh, and we run the heat to dry my boots.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Wednesday, July 29, 2015