Monday, July 1, 2013

Door Country Expedition

It has been a good two weeks on the boat. Due to iffy weather, we did not cruise as much as we would have liked, but we did get lots of work done.

 Mara Beel is gleaming with 2 coats of wax on her upper areas. Mark installed vacuum gauges on the Racor fuel filters, among other things. We did lots of organizing of the storage areas-- there are many-- all over the boat. We compiled a comprehensive inventory of model numbers, serial numbers, replacement parts, etc. It's a good thing that I love to organize just about anything! Yes, I even labeled all of the drawers and doors with my trusty label maker so that I know what's inside. Mark chuckled about that last one. We are set to take off on the beginning of the Great Loop adventure later this summer.

Friday night we had a delicious dinner at the English Inn in Fish Creek. It's good that we went early- the place was busy later! We took the back roads and had a very scenic drive with water views and fancy houses along the way. Every trip to Fish Creek means a stop at the Oilerie to stock up on the 25 year-old balsamic vinegar that we use on salads-- it is so thick and almost sweet-- and their incredible selection of olive oils from Italy. We also are big fans of Wood Orchard. We buy their cherry salsa by the case- it is that good! They also offer free samples of just about everything they sell- from cherry doughnuts to savory crackers and dips.

Outdoor seating at the English Inn


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