As you can see, we are down to only a dozen pages of lists "TO DO!!!".
This means we are actually getting pretty damn close to dropping the lines.
There are a few things to varnish, a few plants to bring inside, a few hoses to drain before the first freeze, a few CT MARINE jobs to clean up, a few computer/connection items to resolve, a few bills to pay, a few items with our tax man, a few SSB issues, a serious RayMarine issue....etc.
All of this must be done before we can even think about getting in the car and going shopping for food and drink for 9 months, the shelp to the boat and then stowed logically aboard so that we can find it in the dark!@.
My guess.... SUNDAY MORNING AT 10 AM.
09/16/2009, BOOTH BAY MAINE
In preparation for our departure, we lifted Blessed Spirit, cleaned the bottom, replaced a few zinc's and then took her back to the dock where Tita is doing a number of things, not the least of which is a lot of varnish down below. The varnish has not been touched in more than 10 years, and this is a good time to do it, along with all the other preparations for an 8 month trip!.
We have not set a departure date but it will most likely be in the next 10 days.
08/17/2009, EDGECOMB, MAINE
Just a quick heads up to all you blokes who may be following the travels of Capt. Corn and Tita on BLESSED SPIRIT.
We will be heading South again for places warmer than Maine in the winter. That means at least Florida Keys and the Bahamas. We are not sure of our departure date, but it should be about mid September.
We look forward to reuniting with fellow cruisers that we met 2 years ago.
Why the pirate outfit?
Just a fun day playing songs in the rain with Amy and Ken on the the MARY T. (photo by Amy)