We are sitting here on our back porch (cockpit) thinking about just how long it will be before we say good-bye and start that adventure we have been dreaming about for so many years. We just can’t believe it’s really here. We plan on leave either the first or second week of September and heading down to Delaware Bay for the first part. Amy will be there at Dover AFB, and this will give us a nice start without trying to plan to much to quick.
We have had some really nice times here at the marina with everyone. We had Richard come over and talk to us about our soon to be adventure and he is going to do a story on us for a magazine. He said it’s cool because we are on the verge of leaving but not quite out there yet. He asked us lots of questions on various things and said it would be neat to meet up with us next year to see just how different our answers would be after a year of cruising. Hopefully he can find us next year :).
This is Richard and Dee getting ready to launch their boat.
Some of our latest projects are putting on the sailpack which I made last winter. It seems to be the time for “sailpacks”, Dick and Ann have started to put their new Macpack on and we are back and forth looking at each of them. This is a total different look and shape for both boats so it will take some time and adjustments. We also put new lines on the staysail halyard and traveler.
Jon and I both took turns going up the Mast. Now this was fun and wouldn’t you know I forgot the camera on my way up.
We have found our Sunday nights at the marina are very quiet and we have had some great dinners with Dick and Ann.
Jill is feeling much better and after two weeks the pain is starting to subside.
Amy flew the C-5 today and said it was awesome. She said with the windows so small she doesn’t think about how massive it is but just as they approach the runway and see all the spectators taking photos and lining up to see them land she realizes that they are watching this huge plane and SHE IS BEHIND THE WHEEL. (Way to go Amy).