2016-05-23–Hampton VA

After our trip through North Carolina we were looking forward to a little “still” time.

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Our first stop in Hampton was an evening at Old Point Comfort Yacht Club. We are actually members though we are generally observers from a distance.

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On this occasion we were able to participate in the spring blessing of the fleet. 

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After the winter Magnolia was so challenged we figured an extra blessing was in order.

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One of our favorite stops in Hampton is, stet was Ice Cream Parlor. I am sad to report the it was not only the weather that was tough..it appears the parlor did not survive either.

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One of the jobs I normally get done in the Abacos is a maintenance coat of varnish of the cap rail. The weather in the Abacos and then again during our stop in S.C. did not allow this job to get done.

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Though the weather in the Hampton was hit and miss I did get a couple of coats of varnish laid down. Have to start with a good sanding of the existing varnish.

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Magnolia is really ready for a complete strip down of the varnish but I just do not have time in the schedule to get it done…there is just too many other more fun things to do!!!

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In the end the finished product met minimum requirements which is about all I can say!

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Magnolia snuggled into the dock at Sunset Boating Center, Hampton

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While Annette was away on her cousins weekend our friend Jim on SV Agape arrived. We met Jim in Black Point Exumas and have crossed paths along the way.

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As Jim was on his way back to Toronto Canada and was preparing to go offshore to New York. It was great to catch up on our final night in Hampton.

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Next we are off to Washington DC!

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