June 20, 2012

June 19, 2012  Day 39                                 Total miles to date:  812.51

We began the day at anchor thinking we were going to spend another day there, but our friends on Quest checked and the slip behind them was available, so we were able to dock there by lunch time. The winds had calmed enough and Bill had switched the problematic starboard shifter on the flybridge with the one on the lower helm.  Both of these caused us problems in docking the day before.
As soon as we docked, we joined Ricki and Carl (Quest) and headed for the Burlington Marketplace on Church Street. We took a free shuttle to this lovely area with restaurants and shops on a pedestrian mall. From there we took a city bus to the University Mall, had lunch, and then all four of us went to a salon and got haircuts!  We did a little more shopping and then had dinner at Splash, an outdoor restaurant at the marina. Can’t beat the view here! Burlington is a very nice city, home to the University of Vermont, and two other colleges, and with nice parks, shopping, bike paths, and friendly people!

We visited with Marc’s Ark and Muriel June, both Looper boats who are here.  They will leave with Quest on Wednesday morning.