Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Laundry Day

Laundry can be an all day event while cruising. Here in Annapolis it is not the most difficult place to do laundry but not the easiest. We are at a marina that does not have laundry facilities so we need to ride our bikes into town to the laundromat. We have a BIG, waterproof duffle bag that we fill with the dirty cloths. It is too big for me to handle on my bike, so we both have go. I bring the soap and coins in my backpack and Ed becomes the pack mule.

We usually keep our bikes in waterproof bags on the bow of the boat partially folded up. Here at the marina we have an area in the parking lot to lock them up. So instead of unpacking and setting up the bikes, it is just a matter of putting our backpacks together and jumping on the bikes for the mile and a half ride, past town, up just two steep hills to the nearest laundromat. Today was a good day, we did not have to wait for open machines. It took us about an hour and a half (actual washing/drying time). Of coarse laundromats don\'t have air conditioning so it was really nice that the weather is cooling off! So today laundry took about three hours.


  1. Fair play to Ed for being a willing pack mule. Stars in his crown. Any chance you guys will head to the Caribbean at all next year?

  2. We did laundry on the boat today, just shorts and shirts. We're on Mill Creek off the Great Wicomico. We plan to hang here till Wednesday morning. I think we'll be heading to the Piankatank next.
    Fair winds & Smooth sailing,
    Elaine & Lawrence S/V Elle & I