October 24, 2018 Wednesday Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL 0 nautical miles
Elevation: -2 feet I really do not understand why the elevation reads -2 feet. We ARE above sea level.
WOO WOO. We went to two of our favorite stores and neither was a Walmart. It made us feel kinda like we were back in Minnesota again.
Dog River Marina and Shipyard
We have to walk through the shipyard every time we go to West Marine. We were there at least 3 times today.
We finally bought chain for the anchor rode. They gave us a sample to try on our windlass. It fit! West Marine wanted $6.99 a foot for the 5/16″ISO HT, Grade 43 galvanized chain. They price matched a store we found online for $2.59 per foot. WOO WOO! We should have it next Tuesday.
We also bought a few new fender lines and lines to make an anchor bridle (more on that another day).
We used the marina courtesy car to go to Costco and the Brits joined us. Dang, being Costco made us feel like we were in Minnesota. We couldn’t find the crack cinnamon bread but we found Dave’s Amazing Bread. WOO WOO!
Impromptu evening concert
Grand Mariner Marina & Restaurant, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Impromptu evening concert performed on sailing vessel ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’. Della entertained us all with country western cello music. She is a professional musician. She and her husband John came over to our marina in their dingy earlier in the day and invited us all over for a concert. We had met them the night before in a restaurant.
Per our Brit friends Steve and Diane on GOOD DAY, British butlers and man servants are called by their last name and the chauffeurs and drivers are called they their first name. They didn’t employ any themselves so I’m not sure if I should believe them 😉. I argued Batman called his manservant buy his first name Alfred. Steve said Batman is an American and to go watch Dalton Abbey.