Well, we're still here. The time is getting close though. We are working frantically to get all of our ducks in a row and get Storyville ready for departure. We were hoping to get out of here this weekend, but that is looking unlikely. For everything we get done, there seems to be 2 more things that we need to do. Everything from banking to provisioning to putting the last few items in the ditch bag. It just never ends. If we don't leave this weekend, we will be out of here early next week - no, really. We are planning to leave.
I will say that I am not looking forward to our Gulf crossing. We will watch for the best weather and hopefully it will be a pleasant trip. I guess you never can tell.
It's been really hard over the last couple of weeks to say goodbye to our friends and family. It's so hard to leave our kids and grand kids. I will miss them so much, but we will be back, it's not like we are leaving forever!
One of the many projects that Troy has been working on is the addition of aluminum tubing to replace the lifelines on the stern of Storyville. This will give us places to attach important things like our gas grill, its propane tank, fishing rods, etc. It will also make the stern of the boat more secure when we are underway. I think it looks great with our davits. Storyville's stern is starting to look like a work of art.
New Stern Rails for Storvyille
I don't think I mentioned it before, but our friend Steve on s/v Anchor Management will be heading out with us. I don't know how long the two boats will stay together but we plan to make it to the Bahamas and then see what happens. Steve is working on getting a blog started and I will add a link to our blog when he gets it online.
Don't forget to watch our SPOT by clicking on "Where is Storyville" at the top of the blog.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? ~Richard Bach