I just glanced out the window and the wind has changed direction, the sky is clouding up and the crescent moon is rising in the southeast over the mountains. What an amazing place we have come to.
We whiled away the night under a perfect blanket of stars and talked of the ocean and adventures past. Eventually it was time for Norris and the dogs to return home. With promises to keep in touch, Norris zoomed off through the dark anchorage calling out “YeeeHaaa!!!” from his Big Red Zodiac.
The trip is just over 210 miles by the time we have gained the sea room the we need. It should take us 30 to 40 hours to move up the coast.
Nisa has fallen off the dock into the 3rd most polluted river in the country, yuck.
The little bits of corrosion in the bilges, water tank and lockers are now coated with Corroseal and Amerlock2/400. It has been a long and somewhat toxic process.
Zoom. With a flash I am gone. I sit in the Frisco house, the car is packed, the bags are loaded to the gills. Nisa is wondering what is going on. Closing the loft in the past hours has been a real eye opener. We are really going to do this. Next stop: Papa’s house. […]
The tiller repairs reached a bit of a snag when I started clamping the opposite sides. One gap would open as the other side closed. The pressure from the clamps was strong enough to break the Gorilla Glue. So I upped the ante by filling the gaps with a super slow curing epoxy from the […]
The garage is full of large plastic bins all waiting to be filled labeled and put into the loft or shed.
Today is March 2nd and our plans to get moving are in full swing. It seems that some part of each conversation is about the impeding departure. We are collecting boxes and making lists. This past Monday we spent several hours at Sam’s Club talking about provisioning options and ideas. We will not buy any […]
I spent about a week on the boat in January and made some notes, gathered some ideas, most importantly I shipped back the tiller…