Settling Aboard Nine of Cups

We slept fitfully, but felt delightfully at home when we awoke to the sound of gulls crying and the high- pitched cheep of the local welcome swallows as they darted from boat to boat. The day was thick with fog as we made our morning foray up the dock to the clubhouse toilets. Yes, this is one of the inconveniences of living aboard when you're in a marina. We don't want to fill up the holding tank so we take our business ashore.  

morning fog


We wanted to finish up unpacking and stowing as quickly as possible, so we started early. As always, what comes aboard the boat must be counter-balanced with what goes off. We managed to get all the duffels and luggage unpacked and stowed before Noon. We made four trips to the dumpster with discards. Still, 200 lbs (92kg) on and probably only only 100 lbs (46kg) off is not quite enough. The waterline is suffering a bit. It's hard to part with stuff sometimes. Right now we still need some winter fleeces and warm clothes. Soon, we'll be in swimsuits and shorts. Gotta be prepared for everything … and it all takes up space.


cups at doc


The day warmed up and the weather was lovely and calm. We decided to hank on the sails and get them ready for departure. David purchased new jib sheets and they're all attached and ready to go now. We're attempting to be in fast mode, but with the jetlag, we're having a few problems. Naps during the day are not conducive to getting things done quickly. Hopefully, we'll be departing some time at the end of next week if a weather window opens up for heading north up the coast. Still several to-do's on the list, but we'll work hard to tick them off, so we can make tracks as soon as possible.


david works on the furler