Busy Week based from YachtAFun Oct 27th 2016

The sunrise on Thursday morning October 27th was really pretty.

View looking toward A. A. Cunningham bridge

View looking toward A. A. Cunningham bridge

 

It’s the first sunrise I’ve seen in a while- as Diann and I generally have slept past sunrise here on our Gemini sailing catamaran.

The owner of the tour boat, I provide captaining services for, took a week’s vacation and left me with the joy of running it.  What a busy time that was!

I did find time to visit the Farmer’s Market last Saturday, between tours.

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Blogging was out of the question.  Being Captain, and manager for a week, my responsibilities included: catching all incoming calls; scheduling; calling tentative passengers to coordinate with other passengers so as to have the needed minimum number of passengers; wiping the seats; topping off the gas tank; conducting the tour; driving to a gasoline station for more fuel carried in 5 gallon containers; and securing the vessel after a sunset cruise.

Who’d a thought driving a boat would be so tiring?

The days were indeed enjoyable though.

Trent River 'Bog Grass' calves from larger upriver masses.  This piece attached to the channel marker for days until high winds broke it loose.

Trent River ‘Bog Grass’ calves from larger upriver masses. This piece attached to the channel marker for days until high winds broke it loose.

This swing bridge is on the original Civil War rail route

This swing bridge is on the original Civil War rail route

The bridge closed for a short train

The bridge closed for a short train

Note the "Hunter's Moon"

Note the “Hunter’s Moon”

That moon as later seen from the New Bern Grand Marina docks

That moon as later seen from the New Bern Grand Marina docks

 

The tour boat’s owner is back, and so my pace has slowed a bit.  Those who are working to add to their cruising kitty will find part time captain’s opportunities a valuable resource.  Of course, you’ll have to committ, as Diann and I have, to “cruise in place” a few months while contracting services.

Over the next three evenings we’ll participate in the New Bern Ghost Walk.  That should provide a bit of blog opportunities for sure.

 

The story / blog of Yacht A Fun, a Gemini catamaran sailboat, traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life. YachtAFun week of contract captain’s work

Alex RookerBusy Week based from YachtAFun Oct 27th 2016

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