Consumers!

Consumers!

October 24, 2018 Wednesday   Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL     0 nautical miles

30°34’05.1″N 88°05’32.5″W
30.568088, -88.092370
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

Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – We are at the far end on the port side (left)
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – For sale in the marina
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Shipyard – Newly painted bottom
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Shipyard – Newly painted bottom up close. Look at the shine. Reminds me of the Bean in Chicago.
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – ???? Really high boat lifts to account for the tide ????
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Shipyard – boat painting
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Shipyard – Boat out of the water for barnacle hull cleaning.  This is a common problem for boats that don’t move around a lot.

West Marine

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).

Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – West Marine consumer. Too bad this didn’t come in my size.
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Dale splicing a loop to make an anchor bridle using supplies from West Marine (more on anchor bridles in a future post)

Costco

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!

Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Costco consumer – Mary got a new camera. No more iPad and cell phone pictures once she learns how to use it. She got a Nikon D3400. We bought the floor model for one heck of a deal. This gentlemen helped us out to make sure all the pieces were there and it was function correctly.
Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL – Consumers!  Left to Right: Dale and the Brits Kayak Steve, GOOD LIFE Denise and Steve.

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.

Brain Clutter

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.

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