Day 169, Year 8: Back to Lightkeepers Marina
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Weather: Windy ENE 20-22; Temp in the 50’s F
Location: Lightkeepers Marina in Coquina Harbor, Little River, SC

Today was another cool and windy day, but at least the sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We got off the Barefoot Landing dock around 9 am with enough water under the keel to keep us from going aground. The tide was going down, so we ate breakfast and got out of Dodge while we could. It was a beautiful morning for messing about in boats, and we enjoyed the trip back with Brian and Judy. It was windy but that didn’t affect our trip. But with 20 knots from the NE and gusts to 26, we were a bit worried about getting into the slip at Lightkeepers. Luckily the wind died temporary just as we headed in and James (the manager) and another couple were there to catch our lines. Five Power Squadron boats all arrived at the marina at about the same time, so James was a busy man. Once we were tied securely to the dock, Brian and Judy went home but then Brian returned with his saw and sander. Mark needed to cut a bit off the bottom of the door leading into the aft cabin. When Mark installed the carpeting, we were no long able to open and close the door. So now that little task is completed. While the door was out on the dock, I decided to clean it with Murphy’s Wood Oil and then give it a bit of shine with Old English Oil. While I was at it, I decided to take off all the cabinet doors in the aft cabin and clean all of them. This job took most of the afternoon, but the aft cabin is a lot cleaner. We then went over to Patsy and Joe’s to say hello and do some cooking for the passage north. I made enough salmon cakes for an army so we had salmon cakes and kale with rice for dinner. So far I have chili, salmon cakes, and lasagna made and frozen for the passage. Since this could be a 14-16 day trip, the preparation, food and otherwise, will continue this week.

130421 Day 169 South Carolina, USA–Return from Barefoot Landing