Monday, October 24, 2016

All the way to Columbus

Our morning started later than normal – we slept until 6:00!  We rested so well at anchor and had no firm schedule other than to be in Columbus “sometime on Monday”.  I was able to have a wonderful quiet time & watched the sunrise from the back deck…the quiet still water was only interrupted by the waking fish & singing birds.  This is the day…

Waverly Ferry Cut Off Anchorage
Later in the morning I discovered PIRATES!!  They were quietly paddling an inflatable dinghy then I heard them talking...closer, closer, closer...hey, I know THAT voice!!!  Charlie & Pat (captain of Southern Cross) were out taking pictures of our boats rafted together!! As promised, here's a few pictures of our handiwork...we were able to visit from boat to boat without getting wet!  Great neighbors!
Charlie and Pat paddling about, taking pictures...PIRATES!
 I had one foot on each boat when I snapped the Pirate picture - we were close!!
The Lower Place (fore) at anchor with Southern Cross

The Lower Place (back) at anchor with Southern Cross

The Lower Place

We pulled up anchor & traveled the vast distance of 20 minutes to the Columbus Marina!!  T and Red were fantastic to get us into a slip & hook up the power in record time!  And the day has been full – other loopers and family and friends!!  Lots of visitors & saying Good Bye, hugging and praying…it has been so incredibly nice to see everyone.  It’s like a come & go Bon Voyage party! So very special.

I had some special shopping time with my mother and just like a mom can do – she offered a new twist on Dominos…Tri-ominos.  I have no idea how many laughs this will bring but I can’t wait to get started.  It’s never too late to learn something new!!  Thanks Mom!!

A HUGH THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by today for a visit – I would list your names but some of you might have been on a “business appointment” so your secret is safe with me!  It was great to see everyone, you’re special to us in so many way.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers and we will do the same.

Much love,


  1. I Hate that I wasn't able to see you off but I eagerly await each post and will pray for a safe and enjoyable trip. Loop Happy! Love ya! Martha

  2. I'm sorry you weren't able to come over - I will miss you but look forward to sharing our journey! Love ya!!!