October 11, 2009.
Now that it’s time for the boat show, Christy has started her job. One of the local chandleries hires dozens of temporary staff for the boat show to deal with the crush of customers.
It’s been a while since Christy’s been up early for work and I can empathize with what her Mom must have gone through trying to wake her for school. Bess from Alibi II has pretty much the same schedule so they can “commute” together. A dinghy trip down the river beats the hell outta the beltway at rush hour.
So on Saturday while Christy was working, I attended the boat show alone. She does get a break in the middle of the day so we arranged to meet some internet friends for lunch. After lunch our new friends Dave & Donna went to the show, Christy went back to work and I once again hit the show.
I did attend one seminar.
It was a cruising seminar given by a Canadian who traveled to Cuba last year. He was personable enough but a little unprepared. The room was filled to capacity and beyond with folks hoping to cruise Cuba if the US government decides to rescind the embargo. He did have some good information to share but I was hoping for a little bit more out of the seminar.
After Christy got off work at 1900 we took the water taxi over to the Eastport Yacht Club for their annual charity bash. It was a well attended affair in spite of the chilly temperatures. We met several people that I’ve been exchanging notes with on a sailing message board and renewed acquaintances with a dozen people that we haven’t seen in a while. So it was great night, we had some fun and are looking forward to getting underway again.