Had a lovely trip down the river the other night for Danny’s 12th Bday ~ it was absolutely gorgeous out, if a bit cold. We went and played on the beach at Jetty Island ~ and yes, I docked her myself, with very little hyperventilation. Just putting miles on her and practicing is going really well.
There was a dredge in the river with buoys all over the place. It required quite a bit of attentiveness in the dark on the way back up, but all was well. Brock (my captain friend) did put it on the dock for me that night, as the current was fairly strong at that point.
On the down side, the heater is acting up again ~ ARRRGHH! Starting with a fuel filter this afternoon to see if that works; after all, we’ve had 1300 great hours since the last breakdown. Of course, it’s the week that hasn’t been over 38 degrees during the day. And you all know how I love to wake up to 42 degrees in the salon!