Welcome to the 2009-2010 cruise of Solitaire1 (aka Soli ).
We arrived in Savannah on Monday night, or should I say Tuesday morning, by the time we got our rental car…a red CHEVROLET!!! and got to our usual pied a terre “La Quinta” on Abercorn Road where the price is right for a comfy bed and a nice hot shower in the morning…they even throw in breakfast, although we like to go next door to Denny’s.
Kevin was fretting around the travel lift like a mother hen looking out for her chick…the engine started on the first try and we were off across the harbor to tie up just astern of “Blue Moon” as usual.
Blue Moon is a gorgeous 250 ft+ Fedship and David lusts after her… I lust after her crew of 14, mostly young, blond and very energetic young men…..they can come and fix my boat any time…..especially after a day of scrubbing, rigging and wondering “what happened to our nice boat…it looks like a bomb went off and I am aching all over".
By the time we left, she was starting to look somewhat better…the jib is curled up on her furler but we left the main for tomorrow... hate to think how much she weighs….and she seems to weigh more every year, but once she is up we don’t have to worry about her for the rest of the season.