|Hanging in the slings for our last night 'on the hard'|
Earlier in the day, I changed out the anodes (zincs) on the bowthrusters. First time I had to do that. Very easy but, having never done it before, I took it very slow. 'Just unscrew that bolt and pop them off' , they said. Now, I really like my bowthrusters and didn't want to take any chances on inflicting damage on them. Like most things mechanical, it took more force than expected to 'pop' and then was suddenly apart. We now have a full complement of new zincs all around.
|Early morning launch|
Last night, it was Junie's turn for something new. Right before we left, I had to have a pesky spot cut out of my shoulder. Too many younger days in the sun. As Tim was putting in the three stitches required, he mentioned that I would need to come back in a week to get them out. When Junie pointed out that we would already be gone, he turned to her and said, "Well, then you will have to do it." The nurse gave Junie some quick lessons and off we went.
Friday night arrives and it is time. Junie doesn't like medical - basically anything medical. Scared of needles, blood, discussions of either of the aforementioned and certainly not medical procedures. In short, this is out of her comfort zone. But, like many things we have done along the way to these adventures, if you can't do this, then you shouldn't be considering going. Quickly, and with no drama, Junie had my stitches out. High fives. Never have to do that for the first time again. Hopefully, never have to do it again. Period.
Just another in an on-going string of firsts. I read a quote the other day that seemed appropriate.
"When was the last time you did something for the first time?" We seem to be piling them up. Sometimes small, sometimes big, always interesting!
|Junie polishing the topsides and smiling.|
Oh, wait! One last first. Junie got herself a new GoPro Hero4 Silver so we can shoot intense action videos. Or not. Either way, she is having fun with her new toy. I guess I will have to figure out how to upload videos to the blog now. A first yet to come.