We untied and backed out of our slip at 0935 in totally overcast skies with pockets of rain around us on the horizon. Wind was light with waves of about 1 foot on our beam but moderating. Again we had to leave coastline due to shallows all along the way and headed back near the middle of the bay as we traveled north. This adds probably at least six miles to each days travel.
At Ingram Bay the channel winds through the shallows to enter a small but very protected bay. Ingram Bay Marina did not respond on the vhf radio so Vicki called on the telephone. The lady told us where to go and said she would come down to the marina from her house shortly. After we were moored and settled she arrived to get us registered. We were the only transient there so pretty much had the marina to ourselves.
Vicki made a late breakfast/early lunch
The proprietress had told us we could use the red pickup truck and that the keys were in the ignition. This marina is out in the countryside and not really near anything else so we jumped into the truck and went the 12 miles to a Walmart in the town of Kilmarnock. It was a nice drive through the countryside and we enjoyed touring the town though it rained off an on throughout the trip. While at Walmart we purchased the final season of “Downton Abby” on DVD since we had missed it all while on the boat.
That night, after it got dark, we watched episode one of “Downton Abby” on our laptop computer.