27 November 2018 | Prickley Bay, Grenada
Mile High Dream has been splashed. That is the terminology used for putting your boat in the water. After 5 hot and intense days of work both by myself and the yard crew, we were able to get the necessary projects done in order to get in the water. What are these projects you ask (or maybe not)? They included replacing the cutless bearing and shaft seal on the propeller shaft, filling the dingy with air to make sure it does not leak, prepping the outboard motors for the season, taking inventory and finding out what parts I might have and what I might need and the endless cleaning and organizing. There is a lot of work that goes into this idyllic cruising life of a sailor.
Did I mention, warm sunshine, cool water and sandy beaches. I spoil my self by staying at a local hotel while I work on the boat. It has air conditioning to help me cool off and is only 2 blocks from one of the most beautiful beaches on Grenada, Grand Ans beach. This beautiful white sand beach and turquoise water provides a nice respite from the boat work. Yesterday while I was swimming, I came across two sea turtles that allowed me to swim with them for a few minutes.
Today I move on Mile High Dream for the season. Lots more organizing and projects before my first crew member arrives Dec. 1st. I looking forward to another wonderful, fun filled year of adventures.