Back to Brunswick

Our pilgrimage home to York, PA is complete, ortho doc visited,  family visited, gifts exchanged, the homestead checked and put to bed, we’re now back on board. The return car rental dance card has been retired, and we’re anticipating a quiet Christmas Day on board. This afternoon we’ll head to the Marina Club House for the traditional Christmas dinner hosted by the folks at the Brunswick Landing Marina. Meats and basics are provided by the Marina, and cruisers bring side dishes for a feast and wonderful time of fellowship. At $5 each, it’s a meal that simply can’t be beat. This will be our second year in attendance and we’ll renew some old friendships and make some new ones.

Yesterday we took advantage of the balmy 65 degree weather and motored down to Ocean Petroleum to fill up the fuel tanks.  New floating docks make fueling easier yet. We took on 698 gallons of diesel. We had considered fueling prior to driving home, but the frigid weather kept us inside. With fuel prices increasing daily (literally!) we decided that no better time than the present. Cost at $3.04/gal. is the highest we’ve had since 2008 when we paid $4.24/gal. Lowest was in December of 2008 at $1.99.  We’ve taken on fuel every time we’ve been here in Brunswick since Ocean Petroleum typically has the lowest fuel prices in the southeast. They pump a lot of diesel!  Our fuel consumption is just under 3 gal/hr.- respectably efficient for a vessel our size.

With another arctic blast forecast for next week, we’re undecided about departure. When the night temperatures dip into the 20’s and 30’s, being tied to the dock with heat and cable TV becomes more appealing than being on the hook and making those evening dog runs to shore in the dink. So much more convenient to throw on a coat and hop off the boat! But we’re anxious to get moving again, three weeks is a long time to be in one place, although this place  is as good a place as any we’ve been if we have to stay put!


2 Responses to “Back to Brunswick”

  1. Myla and Dan on 28 Dec 2010 at 1:18 PM #

    We’re glad you guys got out of the NE in time to avoid the blizzard! Also great news about Andrea’s progress. Hope her recovery is picking up momentum now.

    We’re experiencing the driest winter in Denver’s history. Sunny and 50 degrees every day and dry, dry, dry. As long as it snows in the mountains (which it has been), I’m pretty happy. I’d rather water trees and shrubs than shovel snow any time 🙂

    Take care!
    Myla and Dan

  2. Steve on 29 Dec 2010 at 12:32 PM #

    She is progressing well, although the type A that she is, it’s never fast enough!

    We’re loving this brisk weather — ** NOT **!!!!
    It was nice to be back on the water again, cruising, but it was hard to leave the comfort of the marina. Temps are predicted to head back up closer to seasonal normals. We may be able to shed some layers later in the week! But the last week we’ve seen temps in the upper 20’s overnight. Brrr! Water temps are in the mid 40’s. Happy New Year!!

    Steve & Barb