Riding with the wind...

Who: Ko Barrett
Port: Mayo, MD
14 December 2016 | Rhode River
12 December 2016 | Blue Water Marina
05 January 2016
05 January 2016 | Mayo, Md
31 December 2015 | Blue Water Marina: Mayo, MD
25 August 2013 | Choptank River and Knapps Narrows
07 July 2013 | Saratoga Springs, NY
30 April 2013 | HHN
15 April 2013 | HHN
13 April 2013 | HHN
17 February 2013 | HHN
10 February 2013 | HHN
05 February 2013 | Albuquerque, NM
20 January 2013 | HHN
15 January 2013 | HHN
02 December 2012 | Herrington Harbour North
12 November 2012 | HHN to Dividing Creek and return
12 November 2012 | HHN to Dividing Creek and return

Finally succumbed to this winterizing thing...

16 January 2013 | HHN
Ko Barrett:40's and steady rain
So, here it is mid-January, with snow predicted for tomorrow. I guess it is time to winterize Little Wing.

I hired Brian from Zimmerman's to winterize while I was on the boat so I could learn the ropes. Best decision I could've made - I learned more about the boat today than I learned on my own all summer. Sure, I watched as he replaced the fuel filters and treated the diesel with stabilizer and biocide. And yes I learned how he changed the oil and transmission fluid. Oh, and I saw how to run antifreeze through the engine and air conditioner/heater and water lines and refrigerator and head. But even better than all of that, I now know what everything is on my boat. I know where the fresh water pump is. I know that the foot pump in the galley pumps fresh water. I learned that the mystery item with its own special access point from the cockpit is the upper coolant tank. I finally found the strainer for the air conditioner. I got my busted water globe valve fixed. And I cleaned the bilge...twice. Freakin' good day.

I've embraced the idea of leaving Little Wing for a few months to tend to other things - looking forward to coming out every once in a while but in full force in the Spring. A break will renew my enthusiasm for all the projects I've already piled up for March and April and May.

All in all, I wouldn't trade this year for anything.
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Vessel Name: Little Wing
Vessel Make/Model: Hinterhoeller Nonsuch 30U
Hailing Port: Mayo, MD
Crew: Ko Barrett
About: Only me, a 58 year old, slightly feisty woman, five years into sailing and LOVING my floating adventure. Short-term goal is to explore the Chesapeake. Later: points North
Extra: Always wanted a waterfront cabin and now I've got the best there is: a floating cabin that meanders to one beautiful place after another.
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Who: Ko Barrett
Port: Mayo, MD