Sunday, June 2, 2013

Top Dog


We wish to thank everyone for their many kind emails, comments, and even personal visits to express your sympathy and thoughts about our loss of Dyna. It has been a melancholy time. Many have asked about how Dylan is doing. It has certainly been a loss for him as well.  He was with her when she passed and seemed to understand. But he has lost a companion and mentor and is in some ways alone for the first time.

So we have been settling into new routines for all of us.

We spent nearly a week in DC, taking Dylan on long walks through the city that used to be home for us. The Capital Yacht Club was the perfect location to explore. Dylan visited many of the memorials with large groups of visiting school children happily giving him a pat. If you have a chance to do this trip don't hesitate. The cruise along the Potomac River in beautiful and the Capital Yacht Club is in the middle of it all.


We've enjoyed several nights at anchor, something we've done little of lately. Dylan was spoiled rotten by Linda and Kathy in the Washburns Boat Yard office in Solomons, Maryland while aCappella received some routine maintenance. Of course, they did take some humiliating funny hat pictures which may have scarred Dylan's psyche. Then they threw him a few treats and all was good. His niece Mellow was also in Solomons along with her people, Trudy and Ken. Dylan and Mellow enjoyed daily romps and were even invited to a docktail party one evening.


We spent several days at Annapolis. A place we had visited many times by land but this was the first time by water. We're now hunkered in at South Jersey Marina in Cape May, New Jersey waiting for a front to pass so we can transit the New Jersey shore to New York. It's giving us a chance to explore the charming town of Cape May.


There are more new adventures ahead as we spend the next year visiting all new destinations. At every stop we will think of Dyna who was always up for something new. Dylan will miss her as he looked to her for confidence in new situations.

For the first time ever Dylan is now top dog. At least for now...




7 comments:

Ocean Breeze said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Dyna. I missed your post but knew she was in failing health and only had a matter of time before taking her trip over Rainbow Bridge. My heart is heavy for you knowing well what you are going through. God bless you both, and Dylan too, as you move forward.

John said...

Dylan's top dog,"At least for now"
Sounds like trouble is on the horizon!

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LI Sound Boater said...

I was just out on the Hudson river yesterday and saw you!! Small World... Are you underway or still at the dock were I saw you boat "Yacht"??
I follow your blog thru Drift Away-- I'm going to Bleecker tomorrow and visit them...

Pam and Dave said...

Oh no. How very sad. I'm very sorry to hear. How far north are you going on the Hudson? Pam and I are about 50 miles from the Albany area and would love making a road trip.

ActiveCaptain said...

We are moving up the Hudson River stopping in New Baltimore at Shady Harbor Marina for a spell while we rent a car to go back to Maine for a few days. Then we're back onboard and heading to the Erie Canal. Let us know if you're nearby.

Pam and Dave said...

We're very close to Amsterdam/Canajoharie. If you make one of those stops we can catch you there. If you stop at Amsterdam, don't stay at the free city dock. Go west and just past the next lock is a free tie up at a park and there's a great little Italian restaurant there named Russo's.