Since we’ve returned to s/v Winterlude, we’ve been pretty much working on the boat. The weather hasn’t been the best – the first several days were monsoon rains – we know the new smoked acrylic windows and hatches don’t leak! – and now hopefully we’re nearing the end of a five day 20-30 wind blow.
Working on the boat all the time gets pretty dull. The good news is, the Tru-Charge2 40 battery charger is replaced, both autopilots are functional (after much cursing and frustration), we think the new fridge is wonderful (again after alterations and frustration), plus everything that fell apart in the process of fixing major systems has been put back into working order. I hate it when lazarette latches fall off in your hand! But, for now, all systems are GO to sail to Key West next week! WooHoo!
It’s time for some fun. Usually when we return to the boat, we try to work half days and take the afternoon off for something fun, just to keep our sanity. This year, however, there were too many big projects and we weren’t having fun when we did take time off, so we just kept after them.
Now, the wind is down a bit, the outboard needs breaking in, the beach is beckoning and Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 24 Band is playing at Boondocks. 🙂
But first, a walk out the Pigeon Key bridge was in order… a few photos from a gorgeous FREE walk, just have to find a parking spot.
Today? We need to find another pulley to add a purchase to our dinghy lifting capabilities… plus watch a little football and Face Time with the grandkids. 🙂 Another great day in paradise!
Enjoy your day! Cheers! Jan