Sunday, May 2, 2010

Our Last Day at Constitution Marina

Our last days at Constitution Marina were productive, fun, and (quoting Justin) pre-nostalgic. We really couldn't have had a better last day at the marina, as the weather was amazing, the grills were out, and we were able to gather with many good friends and enjoy everything about the marina that we have loved so much.

Early in the day, Justin borrowed a wetsuit and dove under Madrigal to clean off the prop and shaft, as we have been experiencing some slow motoring due to....gubbus. No, that's not the technical term, but it about sums up what was floating in the water after he was finished! Now our boat motors as it should, but we still need to get hauled out soon and get the rest of that crap off the bottom and paint it up. Soon, so soon. Everything costs so much money though, so it's never an easy thing to do.

The rest of the day, we spent the day cleaning, doing laundry, taking our last *real* showers (it's boat showers from here on out!) and packing things up in the boat (bikes, hoses, etc.) Once we were all finished with that, we went up to the grocery store and bought hot dogs, hot links, chicken, asparagus, corn, etc. for the grills.

It was great seeing everyone up at the grills again and the night was pristine and the weather was warm. Boats were going in and out of slips after dark and it was great to see the marina alive again. The food was fabulous and company couldn't have been more perfect. It was a night that will not soon be forgotten. We're both going to miss everyone so much, but we're looking forward to our new adventure and really hope that we'll be able to see everyone a lot over the summer, despite our new marina.

We sailed into Thayer's Landing yesterday and all went well. Tomorrow I'll post some photos and a little write up of how everything went!

1 comment:

  1. I'm always sad when I leave a marina, no matter how long I have stayed, so I know exactly what you are going through. Every new destination is filled with adventure. The great thing about living on a boat is if you don't like it, you can always move again!

    Good luck with your new home. You'll be a lot closer to World's End (our favorite hang out) and the Cape!