July 22, 2009

The boat's at anchor.
Everytime we look at each other it's with a huge silly grin.
If Maia is privvy to the grin she slaps us with a rather hard 'high-5'
The reason, if you've not been reading, is because we've spent the past 4.5 years rebuilding the boat. And the past month moving aboard. And the past week planning to leave 'tomorrow'.

But now, here we are. Swinging on the hook. No car, no dock, no home to return to. We're officially nomads.

On top of that good news our first sail out was probably the most uneventful yet. The engine worked brilliantly and the new sail has a great shape. Aside from a rather lumpy (equipment testing) wind against current start (which made the cat rather sick and caused a water tank to spring a leak - more on that another time we're celebrating!) the sail was perfect.
Today we caught redrock crab, went for a kayak and lazed about. Told Maia this is her new life.


boatbaby said...

and love to all three of you!

DippyEggs said...

Three cheers - one for each of you!! Well done, congratulations and MABROOOOOOK!!!!
Enjoy your new life!

KellyM said...

awesome, you guys!!! happy sailing!

Charlene said...

You guys are such an inspiration!!! We wish you the best of luck and look forward to your posts!

love you!

Char and Katie

Monique said...

Congratulations, guys! I'm enjoying this vicarious thrill ;-)

Ormond Otvos said...

Congratulations! Are you subscribed to any Yahoo groups on longdistance sailing? Curious about the details of the tank leak. No point in anyone repeating a mistake now that we have the Intertubes!

Anonymous said...

AAAArgh, now ur sailin' again matey!

All the work, all the planning is in your wake, only horizons lie ahead.

Fair winds and following seas,
Crew of 'Heidi Lynn'

Diane, Evan, Maia and Charlie the cat said...

The water tank leak turned out to be a leaking hose clamp that was dripping under our flooring! Yaayy!!