Thursday, November 4, 2010

Busy, Busy!

We are busy. We are putting up the tracks for the enclosure on the aft deck. We closed all the windows with beautiful silver grey netting, which worked out to be wonderful. No more glare and heat from the sun in the afternoons, and privacy at night. We bought our sea anchor drogue and ordered our flags for the different countries we are going to visit. Wow! Imagine receiving these flags from the mail, and having them is like accepting their invitation to visit them, soon! All the canned food are marked with a permanent marker and stored, all the glass bottles are more unpaired socks going unused in this boat. Inventories are in each cupboard to stop the searching, and of course the red wine are packed away under the beds...restless sleeping!

Still so much to do in the next two or three weeks, and in between Marco is writing his final exam for grade 4!

Port Owen

We lifted the anchor for a lovely sail to Port Owen, where we found safety in our previous berth from 7 months ago! With all the spirits high it felt like coming home. We knew the faces, we knew the smells, we knew the little washing machine at the Yacht Club, and the ducks quacking away in the mornings. With all the excitement we celebrated Marco leaving behind the single digits in his life, and enjoying the ten candles on his chocolate birthday cake. I succeeded in baking the first birthday cake on Catlyn in her gas stove. Although there was a slight problem of getting the right temperature for the cake, it proofed to be a foolproof cake! We can sail the big ocean now...I am stocked with flour and cocoa!

To Marco's surprise his big orange and yellow canoe arrived from Parys. It is not the fashionable French little canoe, but a sturdy canoe out of the Vrystaat! The whole family enjoyed getting wet gliding through the water. Now we are all dreaming about our six packs again...