Monday, May 18, 2009

Sailing in days.......well maybe

Well...the generator is/has been installed and is perking along when asked. The electric windless and washdown system are in and all systems are go! We wait for one part (the manual backup on the windless) and a decent weather window (sucky now) and we finally throw the lines off and cruise! We spent last evening with cruising friends who went over our charts and shared their considerable experience....not the first friends to do so either so now we have a nice list of tried and true anchorages and marinas to draw from.
This past year tied to the dock living aboard full time has been absolutely fantastic. We made friends, got to decompress from corporate America and learn our boat inside and out tho Im sure there is still lots to learn!
Our dogs now understand The Poop Deck, and I have food stored enough for months! Our shake down cruises showed us what we needed....hence the geny and elec windless and our sails and rigging seem to be in good repair and order. We have back ups for back ups, and believe it or not, still have stowage room for souviners we must have!
It is still hard for us to believe we sold our farm before the RE market crashed. We found homes for the horses and got rid of 50+ years of stuff down to a 10x20 storage area. It can be done.
We have made good friends at this little marina and are sad to leave them but will be back for a while in fall on our way back heading south to Fl for the winter. Anyone considering staying here know you will be in friendly hands.
So hopefully our blog will get more interesting for our non-sailing friends and hopefully stay boring for our sailing friends!!

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