It was colder but not quite as windy when we arose. Gale made a trip to shore in the afternoon while Maureen stayed on the boat. Gale visited Tom and Pat on Suncat, another Gemini, and learned a couple of secrets about keeping the hull clean from Tom. When he stepped on the main dock, he spoke to Norm and Vicky of Tide Hiker, who had just arrived. They invited us to spend some time with them tonight and tomorrow, but Gale had to decline because of a business meeting tonight and our plan to leave the area early tomorrow morning.
After a shower and a walk downtown to the hardware store and the convenience store, he was back on the boat to get ready for his meeting with two gentlemen who have a business conducting Captain’s school. They were looking for instructors with teaching experience, boating experience and captain’s credentials. The meeting was held at the Irish pub in downtown Fernandina Beach and the men enjoyed getting to know each other.