A curfew? Yes...you read that right. Keith and I now have to be home by dark...literally! The inside scoop is that they close access to the wharf and the attached dinghy dock at night. We were completely unaware of this and proceeded to come home last night at midnight to a massive iron gate shut tight with two locks and our home securely inaccessible beyond it. Fortunately for us our buddy Neil lives a short jaunt away and didn't mind us crashing at his place so late at night. Also thankfully the little guys were at Auntie's otherwise what was a pretty big hassle would have turned into a raging nightmare!
I popped into the restaurant tonight, who is apparently the gatekeeper, to figure out what time the gates actually closed and we were told "Well, it's slow tonight so we'll probably close around 8pm". So yah....not only do we have a curfew but it appears to be somewhat variable. Brilliant!
We are still rock'n and rolling and I think fondly of the calm waters of Half Moon Bay. Hmmm....maybe a commute from there might be better. The parking situation here is, as you can imagine for a beach town in the middle of summer, a really big challenge which I think we'll just have to work with.
On the bright side, the wind was calm today and the water pretty flat so Mason took his little brother out in the inflatable and they had a ball zipping all around. Also, the beach here is a lot of fun and the shops are nice. I'm hoping we get a chance to take advantage of the town a little while we are here because I remember liking it so much when Mason was very little and we would walk down the hill from our apartment.
Meanwhile Keith has been back at the boat projects. He finished up redoing the plumbing for the holding tank and pump out which he felt was poorly designed. So now we have a new pump out access point on the other side of the boat and a fraction of the tubing passing bodily fluids through the boat. A yucky project but one I'm glad to have wrapped up. I'm lobbying hard now for the next project to be finishing the interior lighting. We are still working with flashlights essentially which is a little too close to camping to me. I'll feel a whole lot better when we can say that project is done.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.