3-15-2014: Anchored out in the beautiful, clear blue water by Manjack Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

We have been at Bay Hill for a little over 2 weeks now and we are getting anxious to get back on the river.  We did take the boat out on Wednesday for a short ride up the Tennessee River.  It felt good to be out on the water again. We past a nuclear facility; it had many guard posts and lots of warning signs. 

Keith has been busy washing, waxing, and buffing the boat and I have been busy printing off NOAA charts for the Gulf Intarcoastal Waterway (GIWW).  This job is very time consuming and slowly but surely I am getting it done.  This job has helped me become more familiar with the Gulf.  There are so many Sounds, Bays, Towns, etc. that I have read about but was not sure exactly where they were and in what order they came in so it's been a learning process.

Pictured is "Bella" our neighbors dog.  She is still a puppy and is so cute and very energetic; loves to chase balls and water.  Her Mom and Dad own the Columbia. 

CO's comments:  After we left the Minnesota/Wisconsin area we have not had to be concerned with ethanol in our fuel.  All the marinas sell clear fuel and most of the marinas sell valvtect marine fuel.  This fuel has stabilizing additives added at the refinery.  They also make a marine diesel fuel that is sold at most of the marinas.  The majority of boaters that we have come across plan their fuel stops for marinas with this fuel.