Wow, the end of summer came suddenly, or so it seemed. After 17 months in the water, Kindred Spirit would soon be hauled to hibernate through the New England winter. The September weather was cooperating, so how could we resist one last little trip?? We managed to pack up again and depart three days after our return from Block.
We arrived at Napatree in the evening as it became a little foggy, anchoring near Jallao. We were treated to a colorful slide show over the waters.
We were only at Watch Hill for 3 days, but every evening presented an amazing array of colors during the sunset.
Mary Jo and I agreed to continue our September birthday celebrations (we are only 4 days apart.) Off to the Olympia Tea Room for happy hour cocktails, followed by ice cream at St. Claire’s.
September 22nd brought the first day of autumn. We managed to spend the last day of summer on the beach and the first day of fall. Not bad.
That was the last boating trip of the season. 🙁 On October 4th, Kindred Spirit was hauled and put on the hard. Al confirmed that a trawler is much easier to haul out than sailboat. No mast to unstep and store.
The hauling is finished and Kindred Spirit rests on her poppets. Unfortunately, there is no resting for Al yet. There is still much to be done to winterize the boat. Not to mention all the things that have been brought home for a thorough cleaning and storage.
Kindred Spirit will spend her winter hibernation time at Shennecossett Yacht Club. Sweet dreams, little trawler.