Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Socially Whirling

New Bern, NC
35 05.91 N 077 01.95 W

We're socially active even in New Bern.  However, this week we're traveling in known circles rather than new ones.

Last winter in Marathon, George & Carol on Traumeri, and Bob & Sandra on Carpe Diem were our closest neighbors.   We all became a cordial social circle.  It so happens that George and Carol live near New Bern.

Last Friday, George, Carol, Libby and I all drove to Beaufort to meet Bob & Sandra.  Bob & Sandra are on their northward migration; just passing through.  The six of us had a grand time catching up on the news over a leisurely dinner in Beaufort (below).

Yesterday, we spent the day doing lots of things with George and Carol.  Libby got to indulge her green thumb a little helping to choose some new plants and then planting them in George and Carol's yard.  Meanwhile, I used George's woodworking shop to make a new floor cover for the shower pan in Tarwathie; something that has been on my to-do list for years.   

When all that was done, George and I drove off in George's Porsche to the yacht club.  That was my first ride ever in a car like that.   Anyhow, we went out for a brief sail in stiff 20-25 knot winds.   We used a reefed main and reefed jib, and Traumeri behaved fine.  She sails closer to the wind than Tarwathie can.

After a pleasant dinner, George and Carol drove us back to the Hilton.  It was a fine day, thank you.


  1. George's Ferrari looks alot like a Porsche 944. Love your website.

  2. Whoops. Thanks. I fixed the text. I guess that illustrates my ignorance about such things. Didn't know the difference.


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