Walking around town.
A West Marine store is in Easton, MD which is a neighboring town to St. Michaels. So plan A was to walk to Easton until we found out it was 12 miles away and this town has no busses or taxis! How can this be? So we thought that maybe if the store had the part, they would deliver it…..right!! Chuck called and West Marine lived up to their reputation…..no anchor lights. Now we’re on to plan B….call the catalog and have the part shipped over-night to General Delivery in Solomon Islands, which will be our next stop. What a brilliant plan! However, the West Marine salesman informed me that he could only over-night parts to a “physical address”. I didn’t question why but had him send it to the West Marine in the Solomons. We could have just waited and purchased the light at the store but we were afraid if they didn’t have it in stock, we would have to stay in port until it was delivered!
By the time we returned to our boat, we were both a bit tired from walking and climbing. However, we weren’t too tired when invited to dinghy over for boat drinks on Bob and Cheryl’s 42’ Valiant, “sv New Passage” from San Fransico. Kim and Kevin from their 40’Valiant, sv Loon, were also invited. We had a nice evening sharing our sailing adventures.