Sunday, September 30, 2012

Getting ready for winter

An entire month has gone by since our last post! It was the height of summer then, and now there is a chill in the air and the trees are showing their autumn colors in Door County.

We are back on board, prepping the boat for winter storage. We arrived on Friday to discover that someone, who shall remain nameless (his initials are those of a well-known candy) had inadvertently turned off power to the refrigerator when we left a month ago. The food lost was not a big deal- just a few condiments- but the mold growth was impressive. Eeeew! I was NOT happy, to put it mildly. After a tag-team power wash we now have the cleanest, well-scrubbed fridge in the marina! 

A fellow boater took this photo of us.
Last night we made some new friends (again). We wanted to watch the Wisconsin-Nebraska game, but our TV needs an antenna. We walked over to a nearby marina that has a big screen TV in its lounge and walked right in. (Y'all know that this is typical behavior for Mark.) A party was going on, and we were invited to have a seat. We were even offered food at what turned out to be a family get-together. They obviously knew we didn't belong there, but they welcomed us anyway. We left before the game ended and avoided the gloom and doom of the last-minute Badger loss. Sad day here, but we're happy the Hawkeyes won! (Hoping the Packers are victorious tonight.)

Mara Beel is scheduled to be hauled out of the water on Tuesday-- we have many chores to do before then....

We took her out on Lake Michigan this afternoon- what a gorgeous day!
Pretty calm water
Entering Sturgeon Bay- lighthouse and Coast Guard Station

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