Sunday, July 8, 2012

What a Miserable Day!

Our A/C is on the blink again.  The brand new seawater pump I had installed a few weeks ago in Isle of Hope burned out.  The A/C tech here said it was undersized and only had enough capacity for the smallest of my three A/C compressors.  A new one is on order and should be here Monday or Tuesday. 

In the meantime, it's in the 90s and humid here, pretty miserable, and it's making everyone miserable while it's at it.  It's noontime, and already:

- Olivia broke the kitten's ceramic food dish trying to get it off the cat tree.

- We lost water pressure and I needed to crawl into a back corner of the engine room to clean the filter.   Think I could find either of my head lights?  Nope.   I had to use the ol' flashlight in the mouth trick.

- Pamela's cell phone rang and I picked it up off the counter, not realizing it was plugged in.  It did a somersault over the railing and fell down the stairway, taking a picture frame with it.  The glass broke, requiring me to get out the shop vac and clean it up. 

- Bringing the shop vac back to the forward stateroom, I found it covered in glass and seashells.   Pamela was cleaning the foredeck and, as she closed the forehatch, didn't realize it was held up with a canister full of her beach collection.


On Saturday, old friends Rod and Patty arrived on Second Chance.   They'll be staying here for a bit, out of the hurricane zone, doing a few boat projects.  They must have had a nice sail up from Key West.

I didn't realize that Pam's hat is gimbaled.

We took a walk over to the famers' market, which is conveniently located right next to the marina.

I love fresh produce.  Non-genetic tomatoes too, lots of green.

Homemade Jam!

Homemade.... stuff!


Georgia peaches!

After the farmer's market, we all took a ride over to St. Simons Island to check it out.  St. Simons has excellent beaches, and there is public access all along the shore.   It was a hot, sunny Saturday, and as expected, it was crowded.

There was a long sandbar a bit off the beach which many people swam or kayaked to.

And between the shore and the sandbar were Hobies flying along...

That didn't seem to smart, to me.

Rod doesn't look too much like a tourist, does he?  :)

The beach sand is hard and compact enough to ride a bicycle on.

After ten or fifteen minutes, we decided we'd seen enough and took a trip  into the little downtown.  It was packed with tourists. 

Don't these people have anything better to do on a Saturday afternoon?

Anyone lose a velociraptor?

We returned to the boat after a smoothie at Zuzu's and a Mexican Dinner at Nacho's.  We walked the dogs, and I saw this hawk sitting on the roof of a building next to the marina.

Although we don't  have beautiful Isle of Hope sunrises anymore, we enjoyed another beautiful Brunswick sunset.

Back to today.  It's 93 degrees and no wind.  Pretty sweltering.  The dogs are all passed out on the saloon floor.  I think we'll wake them up and take them to the boat ramp to go swimming.  See you tomorrow.


  1. I was without power for 56 hours and it hit 103 deg. yesterday and 90 deg in the house.

    I bought a new oil filled water pump for my AC's on the boat and it only lasted a few years and was not fixable. :( I had the old one rebuilt and it is still running.

    Bill Kelleher

  2. Hopefully you'll get it fixed and running. Your in the south now and the 'warm' temperatures haven't really begun. It sounds like you need to spend some time in your engine room and do a little maintenance. Good Luck!

  3. Good luck to you in your new location, hopefully it will go better after a bad start!