Friday, November 15, 2013
Mariner In a Marina
The good ship Mariner was moved from our pile mooring to the Whangarei Marina by Brian, the friendly and very helpful marina manager. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for him and I played no part in the move.
I loved having Mariner moored on the marina. It was so convenient when it came to boarding for a general check and to run the motor to charge the battery up. Mariner loved being there as well. "Man I love it here," she said, " All the other boats are so close, friendly and easy to talk to and you come and visit me and keep me company a lot more."
"I know," I replied, but the money I save on fees will buy you a brand spanking new genoa jib soon, maybe even a roller furler headstay." There is nothing like the mention of new sails and equipment to perk her up and put a smile back on her face.
Now she is back on her old mooring among her old haunts waiting expectantly and wolf whistling to me when I walk past on my daily post operation fitness walk. Soon we will be going down river together through the new Whangarei lifting bridge on our way to the sea, I can't wait. It's going to be a great Summer.