In Phoenix, about the only outdoor condition of interest is the temperature. As in “How hot will it be this week?” For us big weenies, the arctic snow and rain hitting Tuesday and Wednesday promised misery but we figured the sunshine predicted for Thursday and Friday would provide a good window for moving up to The Yards from Deltaville. We cooked in the galley, hung out with the dogs, and slept very well our first night on Misty Pearl.
Cold and wet are conditions that suck but generally won’t keep a boat from traveling. Wind, however, is a deal breaker. A 7-knot trawler heading into a 25-knot wind won’t get very far. River current compounds the problem. The bottom line is that we simply can’t move until the next predicted storms pass and spring arrives.
We will fly up to Rhode Island this weekend, likely to find that the Georgetown series with Providence is snowed out. Hopefully we can spend some time with Mallory. Shannon has been in Nicaragua on a spring-break service trip but will be joining us over Easter.
While going through Misty Pearl this week we found a few more service items for ZMI to address before we return on April 1. If conditions improve we can move to Colonial Beach and then up to our slip in DC just in time for baseball season. We recently learned that our marina is a favorite for Washington Nationals fans since the ballpark is a short nine-iron shot away. The harbormaster assures us that the hoopla on game days ends at a reasonable hour. However, we serously doubt that his definition of a reasonable bedtime is the same as ours.