My lovely wife and I just made it to my daughter's place in Massachusetts. We left from South Carolina on Saturday morning and pulled in Massachusetts on Sunday morning. It's about a 1000 mile trip, and we made terrible time.
We had bad weather most of the way up. First, there was all those tornadoes in the Carolinas. We stayed ahead of them -sometimes just barely. A huge thunderstorm in Virgina hit as we were having dinner. It seemed like a good time to linger over coffee. Even so, we got caught up in the outer edges of it. On our left was bright sun, yet at the very same time, we were pummeled by heavy rain. Weird.
Hit some very rough roads in New Jersey and New York. In Connecticut, we discovered the trailer hitch was riding very low. One side of the heavy duty hitch had broken loose. Rust had taken its toll. I jacked it into place, then wrapped it back together with anchor chain and heavy duty strapping. The field repair lasted the additional 200 miles to my daughter's place.
Monday morning, I'll try and get a hitch. If it can't be put on right away, I'll leave the boat at my daughter's and come back for it later.
Not in New Hampshire yet, but you can almost see it from here.
At the Hop!
2 hours ago