Thursday, January 30, 2014
Something about two days of rain
In every life a little rain must fall. This is day two at the marina. It's a nice marina, but the budget can't take too many more days here. On the other hand, the spacious boater's lounge with most of the amenities helped us pass the days in comfort. I guess weekly or monthly rates aren't that bad, but the daily rates are higher than we like to spend.
Fort Myers Beach is a nice little tourist town, but I'm told it will be packed solid here with people in the near future. For now, it's pretty manageable. The trolley system is well run. For fifty cents I was able to take it over to Publix to do the groceries. It certainly feels good to have the boat restocked.
Water containers have been refilled. The boat battery is recharged. Laundry's done. We are set for the next leg of our journey.
When I decided to head to a marina, one of the concerns was that my lovely wife wasn't feeling very well. Only later did we discover she forgot to take her evening's medications so that would account for her feeling off. She's better now.
One thing I discovered while in Publix is that there's something called “The Super Bowl” going on this weekend. Yeah, I'm that out of touch. Apparently this event requires massive amounts of finger food. While all those people are glued to the TV, I'll be anchored off a really nice little beach where we can let the dog run free. Life is full of choices.
These past couple of days have allowed me to catch up on the news, for what it's worth. Did the Zombie Apocalypse happen while I was away and this is the aftermath? That would explain how strange the news appears to me now.
Friday looks like another rainy day, but warmer and with favorable winds. I'll do a little end of the month business using the marina's high speed Internet, fill up the gas tank, untie the dock lines and be free again.