Dawn breaking near the mouth of the Severn as we prepare to weigh anchor and head south to Solomons
Despite the lack of sleep, we were up early with the sun, and headed out of the anchorage by 6:15 am. A lovely cruise south was only marred by the Furunos continuing their periodic freeze-ups, and the few degrees of temperature difference of the port engine. We carefully charted cruising temps, fuel burn, engine load, rpms, and oil pressure every 15-30 minutes, to aid in diagnosing the issue. Ron very carefully kept the temps in check.
We arrived about 11:15, and easily tied up at Solomons Yachting Center on the C dock T-head. Lovely view of the water from here!! As we've posted previously, the reason we're here in Solomons Island is to get a haul-out for some maintenance work along with inspection of various systems in preparation for our summer cruise to Bermuda. Since we were down here, Ron called Drum Point Marine, the John Deere specialists, to come aboard this afternoon to chart the port engine temps. They performed and certified our original sea trial, so they know the magic! We'll sea trial again with Gary G. aboard and see what his diagnostic numbers tell us!
Passing Thomas Point Lighthouse south of AnnapolisOnce the sea trial is completed, we'll be back in the slip awaiting the arrival of Paul & Muriel McDonnell, who will be joining us for the holiday weekend!! Let the fun begin!