Yorktown, VA

Nothing better than waking up to a cool breeze blowing through the hatches. After a couple of weeks of waking up sweating this was a nice change. We hung around the boat for a bit, made breakfast and got ready for a day out in Yorktown. We headed over to the York Yacht Haven Marina which is about 100 yards away from where we are anchored and checked out the marina. After talking with a dockhand we found out that we were further away from the historic battlefields than we thought.
We hopped into the dinghy and headed for downtown Yorktown. The ride was a bit bumpy to say the least so by the time we got to the Yorktown city dock we were thankful…that is until we met the Five Dollar Lady.
I had dropped M.E. off on a dock to go find the dockmaster and sign in, while I made my way up to the city dock to tie the dinghy up for the day. Out of nowhere, this lady comes up and tells me that she needs five dollars. I was kind of shocked by her hostitlity and the fact that she hadn’t even introduced herself.  The first thing that came to my mind was, “Wow! this city has really cheap prostitutes”. That is until I looked up and saw the business in the front and party in the back haircut. So this wonderful lady and I went back and forth for about 10 minutes until I was able to clarify with her that she worked for the city and wanted us to pay a dockage fee. I thought for a second about actually leaving my dinghy with this horrible woman and then realized it probably wasn’t in my best interest. I would have been fine paying the $5 but something was telling me deep down inside I might be diving the dinghy upon my return trip to the dock.
M.E. climbed back into the dinghy and we plowed our way back across the river to the boat. Needless to say I am glad I met this wonderful lady of the day because upon our return I was able to make barbeque pulled pork tenderloin sandwiches for lunch and get a lot of much needed work done to the boat. We cleaned up, worked on the website and lounged around in the cockpit until sunset. It was the perfect day minus my new friend at the Yorktown city dock. I believe tommorrow is going to be a taxi day no matter what the cost.

Yum! Barbeque Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

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