October 30, 2018 Tuesday Dog River Marina, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL 0 nautical miles
Elevation: -2 feet
Dale’s brother Bruce and his wife Dianna (Perky) are joining us for the next leg to Florida. They drove through the night to get here. Thank goodness they called when they got into northern Mobile. HA! Dale had to shag Mary out of bed so she would be up when Bruce and Perky arrived.
The new chain we ordered from West Marine last week was delivered today in a 50 gallon drum. I was quite relieved when we opened it to discover the chain only occupied the lower 1/8 of the drum.
Geeked! Can’t wait to anchor out. We went on a reconnaissance mission to Dauphin Island to check out places to anchor when we leave here.
Props are back!
The exact origins of the word “ahoy” aren’t known beyond that it stems from this Middle English exclamation, “hoy!” The most popular theory as to the origin of “hoy” is that it derives from the Dutch word “hoi”, meaning “hello”.
Alexander Graham Bell used the old maritime greeting: ‘Ahoy!’ as a telephone greeting. It was Edison who equipped the first telephone exchanges, so he ended up having the last say. Edison preferred ‘Hello!’.