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Sailing with the Princess
LET THE DANCE BEGIN
Bill
02/21/2011, Galveston

We are very busy completing our final list of "to do's" and ready to start the next phase of life's journey. The Princess is busy making a dress for our son's March wedding and sewing lee clothes for our salon berth. I have been stowing reserve fuel, our life raft and spare parts while Cathy has been redoing our live aboard wardrobe. Off the boat went my suits and ties for work and the majority of our dress and winter clothes. Our new boating wardrobe is tropical casual. The new sat phone is tested and the sat radio is working great. Our dock mates gave us a "Sail Away" party and the manuevering has begun to see who gets what slip after we leave this Friday. We had the wine in the cockpit at sunset slip.

Our crew is getting ready for out trip to Marathon in the Keys. We are leaving this Friday (2/25). Cathy will be driving with Sassy from Galveston to Marathon with visits along the way. We will return in late March for the wedding and a couple of weeks work while our son, Brian & new daughter-in-law. Elisa are enjoying their honeymoon. Retirement is then effective April 8th and then back to Marathon.

Then it's time to dance with my darling for the rest of our lives

15 weeks but who's counting
Bill
11/13/2010, Harborwalk Marina, Hitchcock, TX

We have been whittling down our to list as our departure date is getting closer and time is moving faster. SCUBA certification is done, SPOT is activated, storage compartments modified, storm sail being made, bimini supports bolted, chartplotter repaired, new aft air cond, oil and filters changed, anti freeze changed, heat exchanger flushed, trans serviced and careers are winding down. Working on sat radio, high water alarm, anchor storage and ................
As we move closer and whittle down our list we will update our blog as that is one way to keep the excitement of departure in focus.

12/20/2010 | Nicki Pendergast
Sounds like yall are getting it all covered. Dont forget the saltines! Glad to know you guys are watching our adventures and our goofs.
02/11/2011 | Kent Little
Bill and Cathy,
Liz and I wish you all the best on your great adventure.
Kent and Liz
05/03/2011 | Pete & Connie
Hi you guys. Hope the launch went smoothly and that you're enjoying the opening of this new chapter in your life- and sailors'-log. We're off to breakfast with the gnarly crew you've left behind. Here's wishing you all the very best. P&C
Getting Ready
Bill
10/17/2010, Harborwalk Marina, Hitchcock, TX

We have been working for a little over a year and a half to get ready for our cruising dream. Will be leaving late February 2011 for Marathon, Fl. From there to the Chesapeake for the summer with probale docking at Spring Cove Marina in Solomons, MD. Then in the fall of next year we will be off to the Bahamas. We have east coast venues, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and poetntially the Northern Med in the years to come.

We are closer to being ready than Moonlight Shadow. More to come

10/24/2010 | Nicki Pendergast
found you. will continue to check in.

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