Long time readers have know Frank & MaryMarie of S/V Eleanor Q since the early days of this adventure beginning.
Frank & MaryMarie are currently living ashore but that does allow them to load us there very swell dock! Here Eleanor Q & Magnolia hanging out as they have done before so many times before. Like the boats, the crew are old friends and pickup right where they left off…thank include MM busting my chops at every turn!
In the late spring and early fall a large majority of the cruising boats pass through the Annapolis MD area so we were hardly the only boat around. Frank and MaryMarie had an open house having a number of the cruisers over for an evening of compadre. As you can see Mary Marie and Frank are quite and accomplished musicians.
While we were at the dock in Annapolis we able to get Magnolia ready to go into the yards in Deale MD for maintenance. We ohave never been to a yard where we do not put Magnolia in the travel lift. At this yard the workers do it for you. The picture below is the first time ever that Magnolia as been away from a dock without me aboard. It felt very odd seeing your boat drifting by with out you.