We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion.
Rock the boat.
Don’t rock the boat, baby.
The Ups and Downs
I would very much like a survey of those who have owned a big boat and tried to conquer America’s Great Loop, to find out the percentage of those who:
- Asked yourself, “Are We Crazy???”
- Wanted to quit after the first tow or glitch or repair
- Wanted to put a “For Sale” sign on their boat right where it is docked at the moment
- Was shocked with the actual amount of money this thing takes!?!?!?
- Was sorry they ever told anyone (much less started a website and blasted their intentions on social media) so they could quietly back out
Well, since our first tow, these are the thoughts that have been swirling around in our heads.
Anybody out there in our situation have similar thoughts?
Much Needed Down Time
We got to Cape May 16, 2019 with the intention of leaving on May 18th.
Though a series of unfortunate circumstances, we are still here.
If you have been reading our blog from the beginning, you might be surprised to find out that we have been a little under the weather, so to speak, since we started on Day One.
We have had sore throats, colds, and flu and just haven’t felt like ourselves which is also why we are way behind on creating videos on our YouTube channel.
So we decided to come back to Utsch’s Marina because they have been so kind to us and we are planning to stay here until we get well. 🙂
In fact, there are four boats lined up with AGLCA flags flying proudly on their bows.
We are not alone!
Crazy on the Water
We also wanted to stay here over Memorial Day weekend because of what happens on the water.
During a long holiday weekend.
You know what I’m talking about.
This is the time that inexperienced boaters take their friends and family out and show off.
We are inexperienced enough on our own!
We don’t need a lot of other extra newbies to contend with.
We don’t need way too fast drive-bys or extra crazy, unnecessary wakes to dodge.
We’re just going to stay here and wait it out.
Explore Cape May
We are also planning on seeing more of Cape May.
In the many days that we have been here, we have only seen a few businesses.
Acme Market – Did you know that Acme is a grocery store and not just a place where the Coyote shops to terrorize the Roadrunner?
But we stopped here and got soup and medicine.
CVS – Got more medicine.
Lobster House – Within walking distance of Utsch’s.
I was so excited to go get steamed, recently live lobster and crack and butter dip those savory morsels.
But the place was packed and we only sat at the bar and got wine and an Oysters Rockefeller appetizer (which I highly recommend).
We have already corrected this.
And it was awesome!
We are ready to explore more.
If you have any recommendations, please put them in the comments below.
Memorial Day Weekend
As you take time and remember the veteran’s that have lost their lives in service to our country, give a hug to a veteran that you know that is still living.
I hug Sam extra hard and am so impressed that he served in the Air Force and even more thankful that he is in my life.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everybody!
Stay safe out there.