Too busy

25 Apr

File this one under “what was Robin thinking?”

We are staying up the New River at Cooleys Landing near the Science and Art museums (that’s why Robin picked this marina…plus it’s cheaper than the sister one on the ICW).

Coming in off the ocean, we turned left into the New River and were transported into a narrow canal with large power boats lining the shore and vessels in front and behind us. So narrow and busy and three bridge lifts on this snaky and winding road of water. In one spot, I fully expected us to scrape the concrete bulkhead to allow a paddlewheel tourist boat to pass our port side. Didn’t happen, thanks to Andy’s  mad captain skills, but it did raise our heart rates!

Our slip is just a parking space off this road, so we have watched the crazy traffic zipping up and down river. Many of the large power boats get towed through this section, probably because it is so narrow and windy.

We made it just fine, but both Andy and I prefer wide open waters to the zip and dash of the city.





3 Responses to “Too busy”

  1. Andrew Richardson April 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Well done Andy Cap!

  2. Audrey Peterman April 28, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    OMG Robin! It was sooooooo awesome to meet you in the marina Sunday morning! and then to meet your lovely Peyton and Madi in succession…kudos to Captain Andy – wish i’d had a chance to meet him but got back from my event soo full and satisfied i went straight to take a nap. I am soooooooo in awe of the incredible experiences you are giving to your children and your family by living on your sailboat and making the world your home while actively minimizing your carbon set a fine example and i am soooooo happy to be following you, audrey

    • four2tango April 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

      Audrey, it was awesome to meet you too! Keep fighting the good fight – you are not alone. Hope to meet you out on the water some day!

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