Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We're Back!

Walking along a beautiful trail at Secret Harbor
Well - we've been back on Storyville for almost 2 weeks now. It seems like the time has flown when I think back on it, but some of the days have just been dragging by. There was an overwhelming amount of work to be done just to get the boat back to some state of liveability. Everything had a slight mold covering it and the boat smelled really musty.  Not to mention that every day is a new day when it comes to seeing what systems are still in working order.  Storyville did not like being abandoned for 8 months!

After a week of cleaning and working, we decided to move the boat over to the next bay so that we can be closer to our cruising family on Pipe Muh Bligh and Keolakai.  Well, that plan didn't pan out as we soon discovered that our hydraulic steering has failed. Troy has been working on getting it fixed, but it is an old system and it looks like we will be ordering a new one and waiting for it to arrive on a ship.

Speaking of ships, we are still waiting for the delivery of our deck box. It arrived on the island last Friday but, true to "island time" form, the container that it was shipped in has not even been opened yet. So, we are still in a waiting pattern for that.  Which is just as well, since we are stuck out on a mooring ball and are not sure when the steering will be fixed so that we can make it over to the dock to take delivery.  We will just have it figure that out when the time comes.

In the mean time, we have been trying to enjoy ourselves as best we can. Luna has adjusted well. She loves the beach and swimming and playing with other dogs.  She's really got the life.  We've also been having some fun. We went to the Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival the other day and had a great time sampling rum and rum drinks.  So, it's not all work and no play!

Luna getting her sea legs back!
Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival
Vee, Silvio, Deana, Troy, Seadog Dave, Hurricane Lisa, Stacy and Rene!
Some of our cruising family, what a fun crew!
I think they missed each other!
Vee, Hurricane Lisa and Me

1 comment:

RETA said...

Great that you are back! I am sure you will enjoy getting everything running smoothly! ENJOY!

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