April 16, 17,18
Friday night, Linda and Ralph drove up from New Bern and we went for supper with them along with other boaters at River Manor. We again went to the Tavern at Jack’s neck, there were 7 of us, Mike & Sandy from Chinook, Rafe from Cat Daddy, Linda& Ralph and the two of us. Great food and fellowship—Mike & Sandy had actually met Ralph earlier this winter in Florida.
The waiting continues, the winds have not subsided as yet, so we remain in Belhaven—this is a great town! Several boats have come and gone- mainly big power boats or those with sails. We plan to leave early Monday morning when the winds are forecasted to be below 10 kts.
Late Saturday afternoon, we had ice cream & docktails by the dockmaster’s office. His ice cooler, kept the ice cream and wine chilled. The captain enjoyed his red wine and slept well.
Eli enjoyed the visiting as well.
Sunday morning, I took down all the curtains in the boat and put them in the wash, as laundry is free at this marina– the scotch blood of my husband must be rubbing off. I then washed all the inside windows and the window frames. In the afternoon, I laundered the remainder of the clothes that needed washing.
Several boats joined us at the dock, one person claimed they had encountered over 40 mile an hour winds on the water. I’m really glad we’re still here.
I met the women who will be managing River Forest Manor rentals, so they gave me a tour of the house. It has a huge catering kitchen, and bar on the main floor, and a front parlour with the original wallpaper, the woodwork has been restored, as have the fireplaces. On the 2nd floor there are 6 bedrooms with ensuites—several have claw foot tubs. Carpet layers were still installing flooring in many of the rooms so I didn’t get to see them all. The first wedding rental of the house is slated for late June.
In the evening Sandra and Nelson came by, we visited and talked about boating and the difference between Canadians and Americans.
It is now 5:30 on Monday, we will be leaving soon.