Aug 15, 2019 Thursday Springbrook Marina, Seneca, IL to Mariners Marina, Seneca, IL 0.6 nautical miles.
Elevation: 485 feet Locks: 0 Descent: 0 feet
Along the Way
We had yes dear all sewn up by 1:00 PM. Clean inside and out stem to stern. She really needed it. We are now ready for guests.
“The only way to get a good crew is to marry one.”
~ Eric Hiscock
Bluer water on the other side. About 2:00 pm we crossed the Illinois Waterway and slipped into Mariners Marina (.06 nautical miles). Tomorrow’s ‘Rock the Dock Party’ pre-party began shortly after we arrived.
All sewn up
Meaning: to complete one’s dealings with or discussion of someone or something
Origin: Dead sailors were “all sewn up” in a bit of canvas with a weight attached to make sure that the corpse sank deep in the water. (I think this idiom origin is a stretch. There are some better explanations but they aren’t nautical.)
From stem to stern
Meaning: along the entire length of something; throughout
Origin: Stem and the stern are opposite ends of a ship. The stem is the most forward part of a boat or ship’s bow (the curved edge stretching from the keel below, up to the gunwale) and is an extension of the keel itself. The stern is the back or aft-most part of a ship or boat. From stem to stern means over the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.
Drolleries and Yuks
There are three types of people in the world:
Those who can count and those who can’t.