It takes a good deal of logistical planning to leave the dock - even for a short trip and, especially, when you are still learning your boat. First, the crew. Our middle son, Jeffrey, from Denver enthusiastically volunteered to fly out and help us bring SeaClearly home. We were grateful for the offer and set that up before he changed his mind.
The calendar is always a challenge at our house. Between business trips and daily life, it can be tough to get things to align. Short story - April 10, June was home (a somewhat rare occasion for the business traveler), I was driving back from a trip and Jeffrey was flying into Norfolk and picking up a Hertz car to ferry us to Oriental. It is always a surprise when these things come together. By 5:00 pm, we are packed into the rental and headed down the (familiar) road to Oriental.