Voyages of S/V NautiMoments

A Sailing Trip to the Caribbean and Other Destinations unknown.

Packing up to return to Canada for the summer

10 May 2012 | Bahia del Sol
Ken
All and all our visit to El Salvador has been very pleasant but hot and humid. The thunderstorm and rainy season is setting in. This heat and humidity along with our desire to spend time with family and friends has prompted us to go back to Canada for the summer. We plan to travel a bit while at home and will return to the boat in October or November.
Packing and readying the boat for our 6 month absence is quite a process. There are many ideas on what to do but the list is long and took us two weeks of steady work, other than Happy Hour of course. The exterior has to be cleaned and polished, all lines removed(replaced with leaders) cleaned and stored, anything that has plastic must be wrapped in tinfoil to protect from heat, sun cover installed if possible, all sails cleaned removed and stored, etc, etc. The inside we vacuum sealed all dry food being left, washed all walls and cupboards with bleach/water, vacuum sealed all bedding and cloths, etc. The engine oil is changed, the raw water intake is closed and fresh water is installed, all fuel filters changed, etc, etc.
We flew home to Vancouver on Tuesday May 1st. The weather in Vancouver is much cooler(low-mid teens Celsius) but totally doable; you can always dress for cold. We are getting settled into our son's house for now, that's a reverse, and will do lots of travelling to see family and friends. Hope everyone has a great summer.
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Vessel Name: NautiMoments
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 41DS
Hailing Port: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Crew: Ken and Carole Downes
About:
Carole was born in England and Ken was born in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Our home is in Cloverdale, BC, Canada. In August 2011 we sail for San Francisco, Mexico, Panama, Caribbean then Europe and the Mediterranean. We plan to cruise for as long as we enjoy it and we are able. [...]
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover ........(Mark Twain)........ Life is too short to not live your dreams.