Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Back to Civilization

We are back in the United States, and our trip has come to an
end. In a few days we are going to haul out the boat and put her in a
boat yard. In a few weeks we will be back in Tallahassee, with school
about to start. We have a lot of work to do though, and we have been
very busy in the few days we have been here. So far we have cleaned a
good deal, changed the oil in the engine, replaced the broken lazyjacks,
done the laundry, taken down and cleaned the harnesses, tethers, and
jacklines, and replaced a defective pulley at the masthead. We still
have to preserve the watermaker, put antifreeze in the water tanks, stow
everything on deck, clean the bottom, finish the cosmetic work, take
down the sails, and remove the wind generator blades. Some of this we
will do in the water, some we will do in the yard, but the coming days
are going to be full of hard work.
--Orion Date

1 comment:

  1. Welcome home! Our cruise is over too, and after Solstice rode on the truck for the passage from Houston, TX, to Berkeley, CA, we have a lot of work to do, too! I'm hoping to get out of part of it by getting a paying job (interview tomorrow). We were very pleased to meet you and share a little time with you and your family. All the best to you on land.