What? More stuff?!?

It’s been a busy couple of days. We are happy to report that Jack’s and Alan’s ministrations on the battery charger seem to have worked. I crawled out from under the blankets at 7:30 this morning, started the generator to run a space heater and just for grins turned on the charger. Success! We’re pretty happy about that, although in researching a replacement we learned that the charger we have is not putting out enough amps to make running the generator efficient and when we do replace it eventually we will go up several sizes.

Izzy does not like the sound of the generator and will sit below for as long as it’s running.


I made another pass at the safety gear onboard and discovered we have three flare guns, two more than we need. But I don’t know what to do with the extras.


We took a longer shopping trip today that first required us to retrieve the bikes from the park and transport them to the other side of the creek.



We met up with Alan and rode about 5 miles through town and out the other side to a shopping center where we visited Joann, Marshall’s, a bike shop and Trader Joe’s. Annapolis gets a ‘D’ for bike friendliness because we mostly had to ride on surface streets or sidewalks.


We stopped at a marine consignment shop on the way back, then for a late lunch before the last little ride through town to the dinghy dock. We’ll leave our bikes on that side for a few days.


Do you believe we keep buying food? We can’t resist stocking up at Trader Joe’s but I’m seriously running out of room for this stuff.



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9 Responses to What? More stuff?!?

  1. Carole L Esley

    Maybe Izzy would like a flair gun….. just a thought!
    I’m surprised that Annapolis isn’t more bike friendly… haven’t been there for years but think of it as a sporty sort of place with history.
    Ah, yes the Trader Joe problem. I do the same when I am in Portland and my pantry is rebelling. It is a universal problem. But don’t see any wine bottles there. The oranges / tangerines add a lot to your still- life.

    Cheers to the three of you. Carole

    Have to eat and clean up before the debate. And mix a good strong scotch and water or two…..

  2. Anita

    What a clever idea – husband day care!! I love it.

    Sounds like you are stocking up for your impending trip south once you renew Jack’s license. Stay warm and dry.

    • Carole L Esley

      Jack needs a license???? He’s not a doggy is he??? A hunter of big game??? or maybe a license to enjoy the heck out of life…. that fits!

  3. Brian

    Interesting about the “bike friendly” part. If I had to choose, I’d still pick the “dinghy” side of things, but that’s because I’m a boat guy.

    I really enjoy your posts! I hope to meet you guys one of these days. That you for keeping us filled on on the joys and pains of the cruising lifestyle.


    • We agree that a good dinghy landing is essential, but having the bikes makes life so much better, both for shopping and for extending our range for touring. Towns with bike lanes and bike paths are safer, and the attitude of drivers towards cyclists also makes a difference. I will say that Annapolis drivers watched out for us and we didn’t feel jeopardized on the streets as we have in some places. Still, a bike lane here and there would be nice!

  4. karen sherer

    loved the photos…the food….the scenery..Izzy AND the husband day care center…what a great idea….Jack you’re lookin’ goooood

  5. karen sherer

    I spied trader joe’s blue cheese….isn’t it the best!!??

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