Thursday, April 10, 2008

Good Bye Joan & Ian Downs

Today, Joan and Ian departed "Island Hopper" at 10:45 AM. Debbie drove them to the Hertz car rental to pick up a car. They headed to Orlando for the evening before flying out of Orlando to New York and then on to Manchester, England. After arriving in Manchester they will drive to their home in Ayr, Scotland. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with Ian and Joan. They were wonderful guests. BYE - IAN AND JOAN - THANK YOU FOR A GREAT BOAT TRIP!!!!!!!! Debbie and Kevin went into town in the late morning. Today is laundry day and preparing the boat to go to the Hinckley yard for a month. The Ocean Alexander representative came to the marina to discuss some gelcoat issues. Tomorrow morning we take the boat across the river to the Hinckley yard where she will be hauled. She has performed flawlessly for 530 miles from Longboat Key, FL and --- gallons of diesel fuel. Kevin won't say how much. We will come back to "Island Hopper" in mid May to begin moving the boat north to Rock Hall, Maryland for the summer. We plan on spending three weeks moving the boat north. Stay tuned for our continued blog next month.


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B Allgaier said...

Loved reading this and seeing where you have been! I think I need to check out Little Palm Island soon!
Let us know when you are in Rock Hall - I would love to see the M/V Island Hopper, and Jasper could meet Tate (though he is no match for the bird dog!)
Love you,