Not "abandoning ship" but...
In the morning we had breakfast with Ted and Shirl who had also decided to retreat from the storm's fury. As it turned out, Annapolis was in the SW quadrant of the storm and we saw very little of the havoc that Sandy brought to the rest of the East Coast. We were saddened by the damage we saw in New York, where we had been only a week ago, and in Atlantic City where we had passed during our night passage.
In Annapolis, the main concern was the storm surge that threatened to flood the downtown area. The bridge over Spa Creek was closed due to downtown flooding. Grady rented a car to get to the airport for a 3pm flight, because the shuttles were not reliable, and drove us all back to the boat about 10 am. Northern Lights, wet but in pristine conditions, was sitting where we had left her. We went aboard, powered up the heaters and spent the day chillin' as a dreary rain fell all day.
Northern Lights just as we left her and a fond bye bye to Grady!
Its all good!