|SeaClearly - wondering why we haven't left yet.|
Turns out, I think we are there. All that is left to do is leave. Of course there will always be things to do, fix, maintain, replace, upgrade. We have some replacement sheets arriving soon. There are a couple of projects outstanding. But, after a year of planning, learning and outfitting - we can leave anytime we want. We are both wrapping up our 'retirement' plans. That involves some time, paperwork, apprehension (recheck those plans and figures one more time. Are you sure we are going to be able to do this?). But I think we are there.
|New dink! (old motor)|
We ended up getting SeaClearly in March of last year. Probably 6 months sooner than expected. And, because of that, we are looking at heading to the Bahamas this fall instead of next fall. We gained a whole cruising season. Not bad.
So, when we start getting frustrated - when it seems like all we do is work on stuff - or when we watch the Northeast wind blow all of our water away and we can't go sailing - or when we are sitting on the porch swing being eyed scornfully by a big, pretty boat that is dying to go somewhere - we remind ourselves that we are lucky to even be here. To be this close. The day is coming.