The weather for sailing won’t last much longer, and I was really lucky that we got in one REALLY good day. We had NO mishaps–and that may be our first trip out of our new marina where we made it out of the channel! It was relaxing, and I needed it this week.
After months of cleaning and working on the boat, we decided it was time to go for a sail!
The weather was drizzly and grey, and we didn’t quite get to sail after all. It turns out that the main ripped on our last voyage home. Very disappointed–but at least we’re not dock queens!
This photo is actually of a piece of art hanging in the psychiatrist’s office. I know I’ve had a lot of sailing pictures lately–I promise I’m not obsessed or anything–I just really liked this particular piece.
This evening, despite the heat, Ric and I went down to the marina around sunset. There was a live band playing, the weather was delightful, and looking out, I was thinking about talking to my Dad about how good the security was at our marina. See why?
About two weeks ago (on Memorial Day, in fact), we finally got the sailboat home to its new marina. Here she is, getting progressively cleaner–and FINALLY in her home harbour!
And here are some additional photos from after the work we did today. Please note that we are NOT done-we were rather forced to abort our efforts when my cleaning of the port-side quarter berth interrupted the sleep of some of the more wasp-ish residents. It’s a LOT better, and MUCH less biohazardous.
Did you miss the BEFORE pictures?
This is the BEFORE gallery of images. Yes, I’m showing off my scuzzy boat. We just acquired her, and it’s going to take some time to clean up years of neglect.
She currently isn’t named, but the previous owners said she was the “Rosa Linda.”
And now, to help you feel less icky… the AFTER pictures!
In the daylight (with sun) the dirt and grime aren’t quite as bad, but there’s still a lot of cleaning to be done. And a lot of barnacles. I mean seriously, a LOT of barnacles!
Our first sailboat! A 22′ Columbia from 1969. We got her for almost a song. I know the photo is lousy, but this is MY photo-of-the-week project, and it was RAINING. Have you ever tried to take photos using a touchscreen cell phone camera in the RAIN with no flash?!?
She needs a lot of TLC but appears to be sound.
More photos to follow!