Yule love time with family…
It’s that time of year again, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost etc, and we are very much looking forward, as we do every year, to spending some of that Christmas time with our family and friends.
But before we break out the eggnog, we better get you up to speed on what that means.
Starting Saturday Dec 16th we will be closed and will be taking a couple of weeks off, we will return on January 2nd.
We will still be in and out of the marina daily, so if you need us just email or call and leave a message and we will get back to your promptly.
We hope you get Gold, Frankincense, and so very much Myrrh!
Other then that we are ready to make Merry and hope that you are too. We wish all of our Captain’s and Crew the very best this Christmas, and so many, many good things to come in the New Year!
So stay warm, stay safe and enjoy your time with family, we will see you next year!
Brace your Elfs…For tis the season…
We know it is still November but it hard to ignore the signs of the season all around us, one of which was Santa making an early visit to Vermilion, by boat of course.
(pic below by Scott Dommin)
And that’s just the beginning.. It’s also time to Branch Out.
Did you know Santa’s helpers make a return trip this weekend with Christmas Trees for sale?
(pic below courtesy of Main Street Vermilion)
From Main Street Vermilion :
“All hands on deck! The Christmas Tree Ship Lands on Saturday at 10:30AM at McGarvey’s Landing (Quaker Steak and Lube) Music, coloring contest winners, singing and stories, cookies and cocoa and the Lorain Coast Guard Cutter will escort the boat to the dock. Buy a tree or wreath off the boat or just come for the atmosphere!”
So you can see this town is really starting to look like a Hallmark Movie. Though it is no surprise to us because we know where that Jolly Ole’ Elf likes to spend his off season.
So tune in, drop by and share a little Christmas Cheer for everyone to hear at your home-port.
Turkey Day arrives just in time for family and fun.
We want to take a minute to thank all of our Captains and Crew for a great boating season. With Thanksgiving week arriving, we hope you get a chance to enjoy your time with family and friends. We also hope that any travels you may have are safe and not too much of a hassle.
Below is the first Romp’s Thanksgiving (imagined)
We kid of course, but one of things we do need to share with you is the Marina’s hours will be a little different this week.
Romp’s will be closed Weds through Sunday to celebrate Thanksgiving.
However, if an urgent situation arises and you need assistance just call us and leave a message or email us and we will get back to you. We are in and out of the marina several times a day even when on break.
We will be back at it on Monday, Nov 27th.
This is a season of thanks, and we here at your homeport are very grateful, we hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Frost is on the ground, though no ice covers the channel yet, the skies are showing signs of the weather to come. The chilly cold remnants of fall are setting in as we are out and about putting the marina to bed for the winter. Next will be several weeks of maintenance as we have some repair work to do dockside, yet we are already thinking of next season.
Even though it’s dark earlier and earlier we try to remind ourselves it’s always darkest before the dawn and the sun never really sets on a great boating season.
As Cool Air, Seasonable Skies “Fall” in to Vermilion….
And, with Turkey Day coming up soon we have some schedule changes we would like to share with you.
The Marine Store and Service Dept will be Open This Friday 17th, Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st.
We will be closed Wednesday through Sunday next week as we take our Thanksgiving Holiday and will be spending time with family. One of us is always in and out of the marina throughout the holiday so if you need assistance please feel free to call or email us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible Enjoy! We Give Thanks! If we don’t see you before then, Enjoy Thanksgiving!
With both the leaves and the temps falling, docks head to shore…
It’s a bittersweet time of year at your homeport, while we look back fondly on the season that was we also prep for the cold that’s about to arrive.
As you can see from the pic above, the docks are migrating to shore right after the boats. It has been a pleasent pull-out season as you can see we are enjoying quite a show of colors from what leaves remain on the trees.
But the weather forecast starting tomorrow is a cold one, so with that we just want folks to know we are back to our winter schedule which is the following
10am to 4pm Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday
8am to 5pm Weekdays
For those folks needing dock information, or wanting to drop off a payment please call us. We can accommodate payments right over the phone, and if you need dock information we can meet you most anytime, even after hours. Just contact us to pick a time.
We hope to see you dockside!