Phew It’s a Long List!

February 18, 2011 posted by admin

February 17, 2011 ( on the mooring ball wanting to go!)

Slowly but surely the list is getting shorter.  I’m almost ready to start the 1000nautical miles.  Saturday looks like a good window opportunity also.  Nick flew home yesterday, so today was the first day by myself on the boat.  It’s very peaceful, yet I still had to have the music blasting away.  As for the jobs list, the rig is now fully tuned, the instruments have all been through a full systems check and the GPS is ready to go with the waypoints plugged in.  The main is bent on and all the strings have been run.  I even made it up the mast to tighten the D2s and spray the track for the luff of the main (yes, up th mast by myself!).  It was such a good day that I took myself up the street for a nice fat bowl of pasta for dinner, rather than a peanut butter sandwich and carrots from the boat.  I’m saving all of the good freeze dried food for the trip!  Hahahah.  Here are a few pictures.  Tomorrow I’ll do the sea trial and calibrate the computer and check out the channel to the east for a good point of exit.  The locals say it’s a good route, rather than going north to the shipping channel with all of the traffic. 

   On the mooring ball facing Miami and Coconut Grove Sailing Club

 Facing seaward.  The channel that is deep enough is actually to the left, rather than the one you can see to the right.

Sleep tight everyone!


2 Responses to “Phew It’s a Long List!”

  1. john globemasterone Says:

    Great photos Diane. SPOT is working well but it is nice to see the actual locations through your eyes. Friday sounds like a big day….glad to see you treated yourself to the pasta but I love the pb sandwiches myself lol. Don’t forget that you are not alone….a lot of us are with you in spirit. GO DIANE !!!

  2. Kelly Says:

    Up the mast by yourself ?? What r u a monkey ?
    GO DI GO!!!
    Yeah.. u got a camera.. thanks for the pics!

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