Sound Effect does the big U

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Barra Mud

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Warm and Sunny
We left Barra today after a week. It flew by and quite frankly we didnt do anything. We did have a dinner on board for Barbara and Tom Saul off Hooligan long time cruisers from our club. and we wandered around town and did some laundry and a few boat projects but the time flew by.
What do we do all day? Darned if I know. A boat project or two in the morning go ashore in the afternoon, dinner and a movie and reading and bed.
Thats the cruisers day and they are begining to accelerate

The picture is of pulling the anchor this morning. Some boats have elaborate anchor washdown systems complete with pumps and motors hoses and gear wired to the boat.... I have a bucket and a childs water toy called a super soaker. It works just fine. We were anchored in a small lagoon 10 ft deep with a bottom of mud.... and did I mention that the last holding tank pump out station I saw was in San Diego. So we washed the "mud" (read poo) off the chain before putting it away.





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Vessel Name: Sound Effect
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour385
Hailing Port: Tacoma WA
Crew: Jim & Connie Merritt
About: Jim and Connie have been sailing since 1975 and have owned four different boats. Racing and cruising Puget Sound Jim has earned a 100 Ton Coast Guard License and US sailing instructor credentials
Extra: Dreaming about full time cruising for20yrs, Jim and Connie have been actively planning for 5 years since participating in the 2005 BaJa Ha Ha

Who: Jim & Connie Merritt
Port: Tacoma WA