It's always a sad time of year when you have to haul hull and get your boat dry docked for the winter. This year I hauled out late, last weekend's storm had much to do with that along with logistics at home. With the help from my nephew we headed out through Smith Cove into a breezy 47 degree harbor then under the Blynman Bridge to the Dun Fudgin ramp. The tide was going and had about 2' to spare going under the draw bridge much to the delight of vehicular traffic. The sky was a rich blue and the water was amazingly clear. Once back on dry land, the task of power washing the hull was in order. As I type this about 12 hours later I can still feel the ache in my bones from stooping below the trailer!
"Pilot" as I get underway.
Rich blue sky over the city.
Lobster boat "Stanley Thomas" heads in.
My wake under the Blynman Bridge.
Nice sportfisher at the Cape Ann Marina.
The leaves still have more color to go.
A look back while I go get the trailer.
Seth checks out the clear water.
Ready to haul.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!