Today was our last full day in Savannah and the crew was off, with the exception of Harrison, who had watch duty. Mom and Dad took Eve and I to Home Depot and Target. Best purchase? Liquid band-Aids. Immediately all the gashes in the calluses of my hands sealed up and stopped hurting. Who knew? Eve says she knows a cook who swears by it. Later, at the kitchen store, I told them they should sell it at the cash register.
For lunch Mom and Dad took me to Clary’s – a diner famous for being in the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and for being around since 1903. I ordered a hamburger and chocolate malt and enjoyed the privilege of having someone else cook for me for a change.
After lunch we walked around, shopped, ate ice cream at Leopold’s, hung out on a bench in Forsyth Park, toured the Other Tall Ship in town (the one with the retractable swim platform/former helicopter landing pad), and then moseyed our way to dinner. It was a lovely day and the perfect send-off, since tomorrow we set sail for Wilmington, NC.
When I got back to the boat after my adventures with my folks, I found a bottle of grain alcohol, a bag of lemons and an old pickle jar on my counter. And a message from Smith, a business card with two symbols on the back: a question mark and a smiley face. I got the message loud and clear. It’s time to make limoncello!
And I will. But not tonight. Since we depart tomorrow, there is much to be done. I am planning to clean out our stove before we leave in the morning (I turned it off earlier today) and re-start it… by far my favorite thing to do on the Marlin! I anticipate some safety training in the morning and I really hope to get a quick run in.