Friday, November 4, 2016

We made it!

Yeah… I know what you are thinking! They made it sailing. Yay! Go Team! Except we didn’t! :( But we did manage to get the boat ready to leave for cyclone season and make it to the airport with very minimal stress. Yay! Go Team!

It definitely helps that we had started getting ready to leave months in advance. By the time it got to crunch time, all that we needed to pack was clothes, shoes and toiletries. It was the boat jobs that were time consuming. Oh yeah… and the baby!

We had toyed with the idea of leaving a list of boat jobs for someone to work on while we weren’t living on the boat. It would have involved leaving the boat in a completely different state then we did! As great as this person is, we reminded ourselves of a rule we instilled after being disappointed/screwed one time too many:
No one does work on the boat without one of us present. 

So that didn’t happen!

Getting ready to leave the boat is a beast all of its own.

Dinghy mounted on deck and secured: Check
Mooring lines doubled and secured: Check
Extra Fenders added: Check
Etc, Etc, Etc…

The list goes on and on and on. Good thing I LOVE lists. Everything that is not bolted to the boat is now safely tucked away inside the boat. The sails are down. Food is safely stored, if not removed from the boat completely. The tanks are all topped up. 

And we are back on land, the boat a distant memory.

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