Last night Water Hobo (H2OBO), Hobo II, and Reboot were together for the first time since Yarmouth Nova Scotia. The night started out great with cocktails on Water Hobo and then Maggie made a great "Sunday dinner" for us all. Branko and Maggie had purchased a set of dominoes at Walmart and we settled down to plan "Mexican Train." Of course the purchase of dominoes did bring up the subject of the James Bond Dominoes - the only heroine name that I think appeared in two movies. Switching to card games I remarked on my personal favorite - Solitaire (of Live and Let Die) - who was at 22 the youngest Bond girl ever. Now Jane Seymour OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) and aged a bit still in my humble opinion one of the most beautiful women in the world. (I am sure Nigel will tell me if she is "Lady Jane" or
"Dame Jane" or whatever. It is always good to have a Brit around who knows such things.)
So after a pleasant dinner and games we came out on deck to find that Reboot had dragged anchor and run aground. Or to be more precise - run a-mud. I got to inspect the first foot of bottom paint in the light of Branko's flashlight. It actually looked better than expected! The tide was going out and by midnight Reboot had picked up about a 15 degree list.
This morning at about 4:30 AM I checked the status to find that Reboot was back afloat. Branko called out to me (the noise of raising my anchor chain had woken Maggie) and I motored over to Water Hobo. Since we plan to leave this morning to continue our trip South we just rafted up. Maggie and Branko went back to bed but I was too jazzed up so I have being doing mail and blog things waiting for dawn.
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