March 2nd to 6th
We’ve been relaxing since we got here on Tuesday. I did some cleaning inside the boat on Wednesday and Brian and Helen Vermeersch came in the afternoon for a visit. That evening we went to Pat and Becky MacDonald’s boat Turas for docktails.
On Thursday Brian picked us up in the morning. Andy was going golfing with the guys and I took our laundry to their condo. Following the golf game, we went to Burro Loco’s for supper- a place that has cheap beer and wings, which we had been to before on our previous visits to Myrtle Beach, there were 16 people at our table, mainly Canadians from Bancroft Ontario. We spent the night at the Vermeersch’s condo—our first night in over 4 months that we hadn’t spent on the boat.
On Friday morning, Brian took us to pick up the rental car that we were getting for the weekend. We subsequently did some shopping, and picked up or ordered a number of items including the echo charger at West Marine, filled the propane tank, new fan belts and fuel filters and groceries. We also had a package to drop in the mail, so it would get to Canada before Easter.
On Saturday, there was another golf game booked, so Andy took me to the Vermeersch’s condo, so I could spend the day with Helen. We went to the Coastal Grand mall and to Lowes the grocery store for some retail therapy. After the golfers returned we went back to the marina and had Pat and Becky over for a drink. I then decided to bake Chocolate chip cookies—a first on this trip so far- I realized buying a hand mixer would be a good thing as creaming shortening, sugar and eggs is a little difficult with only a fork .
Sunday morning the plan was to meet the gang at Golden Corral for brunch at 10. I think there was 11 of us including Fred Kemp from Winnipeg who had arrived late on Friday. In the afternoon we had invited everyone to come to the marina. Muriel, Brian H, Brian V, Helen and Fred all spent a couple hours on our back sundeck, enjoying he weather.
Brian V, Muriel, Brian H
After we return the car in the morning, the plan is to start scrubbing the outside of the boat. We have a mechanic coming later in the week to help resolve the leak in the return fuel line on the starboard engine, provided the parts that Andy ordered arrive. There is a zoo not to far from here I’m hoping to check it out and add some animal pictures in my next post.