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Namani at Sea
The travels of Nana, Markus and Nick aboard Namani
On the Water!
24-Aug-2011, Casco Bay, Maine

We were finally able to take Namani for a first test sail down to Peaks Island today. Some gusty winds around a passing cold front but everything seems to work fine. Now the big question is what hurricane Irene will be doing as current forecasts have her track right through New England. Originally we thought to hunker down in some safe bay but after the latest forecast we'll probably have Namani hauled out again before Irene's arrival on Sunday.

05 - Maine Shakedown Cruising
Something Left Undone
Nana, Markus, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
21-Aug-2011, Yarmouth, Maine

A poem from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow of Portland perfectly captures our experience here over the past three weeks.

"Something Left Undone" 1863

Labor with what zeal we will,
Something still remains undone,
Something uncompleted still
Waits the rising of the sun.

The picture above shows today's "to-do-list" against the backdrop of Namani's chart table (currently hidden under the clutter). The list is rapidly getting shorter though - about time as our friend Laura will arrive tomorrow evening from Canada for a 10-day visit. Chances are good that she will actually have a sailing vacation rather than a "boat work camp"...

05 - Maine Shakedown Cruising
Today's Menu
16-Aug-2011, Yarmouth, Maine

A quick look to Namani's stove reveals that there is still some more boat work on the menu... getting close though - hope to complete Hydrovane installation tomorrow and new Radar on Thursday which then leaves just a few odd jobs - we've said that before though... "nothing ever is easy when working on boats" as they say around the yard. In the meantime we did have the mast stepped and got our sails back today (already had them once last week but stack pack needed some re-work). Stay tuned...

05 - Maine Shakedown Cruising

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