We are almost there! We talked to the boat yard management today and scheduled our haul in for early Friday afternoon. The plan is to spend the weekend tied up to the dock while we finish up projects and use the car the run any errand we can think of because the little white Acura is being shipped to California on Monday. Then on Tuesday…off we go!!!
We decided to bring Captain Ron with us for a day or two. Captain Ron installed our new engine and seems to know almost everything there is to know about our boat/sailing in general. He’s a character and we like him a lot. Having him on board while we go through the motions of fueling/anchoring/navigating/sailing for the first time on Stella Blue will be invaluable…and most likely very entertaining.
Today was a super productive one. We completed the dinghy rub rail project (huge relief!), shined up all the bronze inside, and hung up four strands of LED Christmas lights – it wouldn’t be a home of mine without them. It’s funny how the more chores we get done, the longer our list of to-do items gets. I think that this is something we will just have to make our peace with from now on.
Thinking about being out on the water has me completely pumped. After 10 days here in the boat yard, I finally feel not only ready, but anxious to launch. We love Port Charlotte, but it’s time to set out on the adventure and get Stella Blue back in the water where she belongs.