Saturday, October 31, 2015


We pulled into Hinckley Yacht Services in Savannah, Georgia earlier this week for what we hoped was a simple fix to an exhaust leak. As boat adventures often go, the problem was bigger than we had hoped. So the crew settled in for a stay. It was no big deal, we've done this before.

What we didn't anticipate was being stranded on the dock! The center of the picture shows the railing that runs along the walkway to shore.  The walkway is totally under water. The crew's walk was going to have to wait until low tide...

A combination of a full moon, north blowing winds, the time of year, the tilt of the earth - and we think something Dee Dee may have done - made for super high tides. They were at least 2 feet higher than normal. Hinckley's office even flooded with about 6 inches of water covering the floor! Many were saying it was the highest tide they had ever seen in Savannah.

With a few days onboard and a few days timing their walks to the tides, the crew showed that they can meet any challenge with aplomb. Of course, a few extra treats doesn't hurt.

Fortunately, there's plenty of things to keep an eye on at a boatyard.

Today they get their real reward. A trip to Fort Pulaski for a long walk on the trails. This hardworking crew has certainly earned it!

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