Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ready or not…
We are under a hundred days to departure.  As excited about the adventure as I am I feel nowhere near ready.  But there is no stopping this train now…
 Our landlord has been informed we will be out by June 1st - departure will be within a week of that. Arrangements are underway to have our household goods put in storage and Tamera is jettisoning as much excess as possible – we now have a reserve parking space at the Goodwill drop off.  Mail is being minimizing by going paperless / e-delivery with as much as possible, we have informed Sean’s school he will not be back next year and the crew’s passports were updated yesterday.

Our new red sports car showed up (12' SD365 Saturn Inflatable Boat)
 I quickly sold our 4hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard on Craigslist and put the proceeds towards a 15hp Mercury 4 should be here any day. 
The weather has been a little inconsistent here in Virginia so there has been no progress with rebedding deck fittings.
The Admiral                                  Swab

 But new tunes have been installed and all the CD’s in the house are being transferred to an IPod along  with some 2000 hours of movies – technology it’s a wonderful thing – 300 pounds or 3 ounces – no brainer.
The wiring for the freezer should be completed this weekend if I can get the technician to stop day dreamin about tropical rum drinks and warm weather … Ooh... that would be me. 
A new issues popped up – the tachometer on the lower helm has stopped working - because I don’t have enough to keep me busy… 
On the bright side the ice maker is working great!...  the sun is shining it's a beautiful afternoon to sit on the flying bridge have a cocktail and daydream…




  1. Tami and Bill, Enjoying your yacht diaries so far--keep it up, and keep smiling. Scott and Cathy

  2. Just about time to update this blog or we will let it become white noise, come on, while we're young!

  3. Everything looks good. You guys are ready! You are in good hands with Captain Bill! I'm excited to see your family's amazing journey. I'm missing our Grand Banks. We hope to plot the same course.