Monday, May 26, 2014

Great weekend anchored at Offatts Bayou

We had a successful weekend at Offatts Bayou in Galveston. Despite running a ground where Everyone has warned us. 

As usual when going to Galveston, we had to motor. Thankfully we had great weather. Ran a ground at the last marker going in. Steve tried to get us off with an achor but no luck. Some kids in a motor boat tried as well. Finally called for a tow. We were easily pulled off and pull far away from the oyster bed. Then,  Steve set anchor right in the middle, way away from everything and everyone.  Our new anchor felt very secure and we slept great. We woke to a beautiful morning. 

Everything seem to work.
electrical systems, check
Plumbing, check
Stove, check
Water, check
Refrigeration, check
Outside grill, fail (needs attention)
Anchor, check
Sails and lines, check
Rigging, check
Leaks, none apparent 
Engine, (needs attention, possible alt belt issue)
Dinghy, Tracie wants new one (need to configure storing issue)

So there are a few things that need adjusting but pretty good in our opinion. 

While anchored Steve sailed the dinghy around 

We went ashore for coctails with friends. Steve admired friend' sun glasses

I had the opertunity to mark off zip lining from my bucket list. I posted a video on youtube for proof

If cruising ends up like this weekend we will be lifers for sure. Cant wait to see for ourselves



1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an awesome weekend guys!! Envious... Hope to see you guys next time yer in Galveston..