Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We finally finished the dinette, saloon cushions last week and while waiting for the sunbrella material to come for the skirting up on the flybridge, we decided to redo the cushions in the second stateroom.
New cushion covers for the dinette, and
New covers for the second stateroom. On the left wall behind the picture is a pullman bed. To the right is Izzy's kennel (her security place). The original cushion was one piece - a big L. It was extremely difficult to lift it up to get to the storage underneath. A fellow Krogenite we traveled with this summer in Maine (Carol Siegel on Carina) told me if I ever redid the cushion to cut it into two making for easier access to hidey holes below. Good idea!
Still working out the pillow details.
13 years of pillow collecting - maybe time to give up a few - you should see OUR bed. One good thing about this makeover is we got rid of one large garbage bag of "stuff" from just this room alone.
Last Sunday we decided to take a break and head to the seashore and points south (in the car). Original plans were to maybe make Cape Hatteras. Unfortunately due to the high tide and surf, the road south of the Oregon Inlet was closed (just south of Bodie Island Lighthouse).
A string of cars - most had been here since midnight waiting for a possible opening of the road at 1:30. Not looking good - it is almost 2:00 and not a hint of movement. So we turned around with a new plan to see the Wright Brothers Museum at Kitty Hawk (actually Kill Devil Hills).
Izzy and Rick found a couple of friends on the beach at Nags Head.
As usual, Izzy is more interested in meeting people than other dogs.
Then it was on to the Wright Brothers National Monument. Lucky us, Rick has an "Old Age Pass" aka Golden Age Pass and this is a National Park - so yes, the whole carload gets in free and better yet, dogs are allowed on the grounds.
Izzy checking out all the pee spots on the rock.
The plaque on the giant pee rock.
The hike to the monument and the monument up close.
Ok, breaks over - back to boat chores.
We have been treated to some beautiful sunsets and
some equally beautiful mornings.
Yesterday was a perfect day - temps reached 70 degrees and we were able to have the doors open and happy hour on the back deck. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better -
the Girl Scouts were selling my favorite cookie outside the grocery store.
LIFE IS GOOD