We are now back at Power Boats preparing Snowaway to go back into the water. We expect to splash down the afternoon of January 10th. We were very pleased at how clean she was on the inside. The air conditioner did its job keeping the mildew at bay. We were able to get the interior ready for us to move onto the boat within a few days of arriving in Trinidad.
Our first surprise was when we went to wash out the anchor locker and found it full of ants. So all our dock lines and anchor rode had to be washed and hung to dry.
The boat’s bottom paint always needs to have a fresh coat on before going back into the water. This year we decided to change the colour so it would be easier for us to see if the paint was wearing off as we plan on leaving Snowaway in the water for the next hurricane season. Andy has painted her for the last few seasons and he does a great job.
We had a nice visit in Houston with our friends Terri and Eric over the New Year’s weekend. We managed to buy all the items on our shopping list. On New Year’s Eve we went out for an early supper, listened to some live music at a nearby pub and made it home in time to pop a bottle of bubbly to toast in 2012. On New Year’s day we drove down to Keemah for our usual walk along the boardwalk. But we discovered T-Bone Tom’s, a diner shown on the show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” so we HAD to stop at it. We odered a couple of dishes that Guy had tasted and we had enough left over for appetizers the next night! On Monday we went to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to see the King Tut exhibit. We rented the audio tape and were pleasantly surprised to hear Harrison Ford speaking to us…