June 14th, 2009

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June 14 Back in Beaufort, N.C.

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Yesterday, Saturday, I spent most of the day getting the dry provisions for the Trans Atlantic crossing. In the evening I had dinner with Bobbe and Ron Voelker. On the way back to Beaufort, I stopped for lunch in New Bern, N.C., another old historical quaint river front town.  I bade farewel to my friends at the St. Therese parish and father Robert Cummins, this morning. I will miss these friends.

My brand new great granddaughter, Madison, came to sleepover at her grandmother’s. Her crib is in the guest room where I sleep, so, I offered to feed her during her “Reveillion”. She awoke at 2.30 a.m. The last time I fed and changed a diaper was with Seth, my youngest son, in 1980. I had not lost my touch and I thoroughly treasure this opportunity. She is the best baby and a doll. She’ll be walking and talking next time I’ll be back this way. When she graduates from High School I’ll be 90. And Jeannine, her grandma will be 58.

I will be ready to take off this Tuesday morning but a nasty gale force storm is visiting this part of the Atlantic on Wednesday and then on Thursday the wind is dead East, the direction I’m heading, so, I may not get a decent window to cross the Gulfstream till Friday. Stay tuned…