I woke up far too early due to jet lag and having slept on the flight over, so I waited around the hotel room until 7am when I headed off to Grump's Cafe to get some food. After that I headed to the docks where Zanshin is tied up and the new paint job and mast looks good indeed! But the boat looks far from ready to sail, there's still a lot of work both above decks (I think that they are still patterning the bimini, there's no boom vang, deck table is partially missing, etc.) and below decks it looks even worse with a lot of open projects. Since the heat was off and I didn't know the status of the jobs, I left and did a bit of shopping during the day and drove around, including a side trip to close by Washington, D.C.
Unlike in Germany where there is a Ladenschlussgesetz which determines when stores may be open and generally everything is closed on Sundays except gas stations, and restaurants; Sunday in the USA is a full shopping day and I wandered around the local mall. Lots of things on offer, but there's nothing I need at the moment and the coffers have been severely depleted in any case.
Dinner was at a local restaurant and brewery, Gordon Biersch but I'd forgotten how difficult it is to walk in the USA. While most of the distance had sidewalks, and the street crossings had pedestrian stripes lights the drivers evidently didn't know what to do with an actual pedestrian and I was almost run over once and at another crossing had to jump out of the way despite being on the crosswalk while the light was green.


Gump's Cafe A unique eatery with excellent breakfast
(2020-01-05 14:35:51 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/13s] ISO 125)
Gump's Cafe
Refit of Zanshin Work is ongoing insde the boat as the refit is completed
(2020-01-05 15:21:31 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/30s] ISO 125)
Refit of Zanshin
Refit of Zanshin Work is ongoing insde the boat as the refit is completed
(2020-01-05 15:21:42 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/25s] ISO 125)
Refit of Zanshin
Refit of Zanshin Work is ongoing insde the boat as the refit is completed
(2020-01-05 15:22:09 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/25s] ISO 125)
Refit of Zanshin
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