Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The morning was free but somehow I never had time to get my hair cut. Breakfast was late and before we knew it, it was time for the first seminar which, for us, was Active Captain 101. About 15 minutes before it was to start a 44 came in and would need to dock off of our bow. Bob showed up about 10 minutes later and volunteered to help with lines so I went to the seminar. When it was over there were 3 more 42s tied up after us and Bob missed the first seminar.
The second seminar for me was Grampsters Pride products. We volunteered our boat for cleaning the fiberglass hull and our vinyl chair. It made a difference so I bought two of the fiberglass and stainless cleaning products. The chair was cleaned for free! Bob attended the Advanced Active Captain. Both seminars were about things you could do with it rather than how to do things so we have more studying to do. Soon the seminars were over and it was time for dinner.
We had both missed lunch so were famished. The appetizers by North Dock were plentiful, varied, delicious and quickly disappeared. Their disappearance were followed by a dinner of pizza and salad culminating in a Weather Seminar by Chris Parker. I bought the book with the idea that if I read enough about weather I might begin to understand it a little. We took showers on the boat this time as our shower is better than the one ashore.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Went to talks all day; The Dry Tortugas, boat tax treatment in various states, especially Florida, gun on your boat issues including things you should know about entering and exiting countries in the Caribbean, How to fish from your trawler and Circumnavigating the North and Baltic Sea. And in between we had breakfast, lunch, dinner and the Pet Parade which turned out to be all dogs except for one green dragon and her witch.
Friday and Saturday...more of the same.