August 3, Wednesday, Kingston Mills (still)
In spite of being stuck here, we are having a good time at the Kingston Mills dock and locks as more Great Loopers and other travelers that we’ve met in our travels come through and we catch up. Monica helps as needed and Shaun enjoys helping boats tie up and chatting with the boaters. The weather was pretty hot today so both Shaun and I got some swimming in too.
Monica and Shaun are great at sharing and accepting and staying positive as even more issues surfaced today. Now, in addition to the engine problems, the generator is acting up. It’s all of a sudden too loud and generating a lot of water vapor, so we can’t really use it to cook tomorrow and there is no electricity here. Then I started washing a few dishes and realized we are very low on water! No water, no cooking – well that’s a little challenge (!) but we can make do with the small propane grill at the back of the sundeck. But no coffee in the morning? Gotta solve that one! And we will. Dirk and Shaun went to the washroom and came back with hot water for dishes, and did them, so there are solutions to be had. Still smiling!
We are expecting a boat maintenance crew to drive up from Kingston and help us in the morning.