The day started early
Yesterday was my birthday but it was by no means a day off. On the contrary, it was actually a pretty busy day, hence the lack of post here on the blog. Rebecca and I took advantage of the windless early morning to raise our mainsail and sort out all of our reefing lines. By the time we had it “done” the wind was just coming up. Unfortunately, when it came time to zip up the sail bag after lowering and flaking the sail, I found that I led all of the lines overtop of the zipper, preventing it from being closed! The entire process will need to be completed again, properly. Oh well.
Photo of us messing with the sail courtesy of our buddies on Banyan
By the time that was done, I was off with our friend Ken to go inspect a boat for one of our blog readers. We know first hand how much money can be wasted by traveling to survey a boat that turns out to be not what you’re really looking for. Our job in this case was to go through the boat, taking lots of photos and looking for anything that is obviously amiss.
When that job was done, I returned to the boat and Rebecca and I immediately began a bit of electrical work. As I have mentioned, we have guests arriving this weekend and there is currently no ventilation fans in the V-berth where they will be staying. Being the good guests that they are, they are bringing some fans with them (thank you Amazon Prime). Our job was to get all the wires run so that the fans can be quickly installed. Wait… did I just say quickly when referring to a boat job?
The day was capped off with a farewell party for a couple of our cruising friends, Dalynn and Glenn. Like several others have done just recently, they have sold their boat and are now moving on to new land-based adventures. It was a fun get together and I’m sure they appreciated the nice send off from all of their friends.