Maureen was up early trying to get several loads of laundry done before taking off with Sandy for a trip to Panama City. Sandy had mentioned yesterday that she needed to go to WalMart and thought she would leave around 10 or 11 am. It was more like noon before they were on their way, but they made the 40-mile trip to Panama City, did their shopping and were back at the marina before 3 pm.
Around 4 pm as Gale was heading for the showers and Maureen to the laundry facilities to check on the last load of wash, we met two young women and a young man just outside the Dockside Café. They had arrived in town about an hour ago and the two sisters were here to distribute their father’s ashes over the Gulf of Mexico. They were looking for a boat to rent or a charter vessel and captain for hire but hadn’t yet been able to make a connection. Gale said we would be happy to take them out in Blue Heron if they would like, and the three of them quickly agreed to meet us at our boat tomorrow at noon.
At 5:30 pm, Tim and Sandy of Bodacious joined us aboard our boat for cocktails and steamed shrimp. The evening was warm, the wind was calm and we actually had to fight off a few mosquitoes!