We left the Gam full of ideas and excited to have met so many folks that we hope to see again during our travels. Motorsailed back north to Annapolis. We had earlier arranged with the harbormaster to rent a mooring for the month that we would be here and were told to pick up a mooring right outside of Ego Alley in downtown Annapolis. From our cockpit we were able to watch all the comings and goings in this very busy harbor. On Wednesday, Dick’s brother, Paul, came down to spend the night with us. He arrived very early in the morning and was able to join us for the Cruiser’s Breakfast at Chick and Ruth’s Deli. Later that day we spent time exploring Annapolis and the Naval Academy. The next day Dick and Paul went out for a sail while Moira used Paul’s car to get some shopping done. Being together 24/7 can be wonderful, but it’s also great (and necessary) to have time apart!
Our time working for the Boat Show started on Friday afternoon with an orientation. At that time we got our red staff hats and our assignments and work schedule. Dick was to work on the water crew – moving and putting together the docks, helping move boats into positions, and then taking them apart both during the changeover between shows and at the end . Moira ended up on the floor crew. She was the only woman and ended up moving large wooden platforms into place, shimming them into position and working with a forklift driver. We both had some great folks on our teams, but knew that it would be really hard work.