Change of plan, fancy that. Originally, Carl was to fly down to the Caribbean and bring our new Abeona north to Florida where we would all move aboard and make her home but once in St. Maartin Carl didn’t see why we were going to sail her so many miles in the wrong direction, I concurred. Sadly Sean, our friend who flew down to help Carl deliver our boat, only found this out once he arrived in the steamy Caribbean. Sorry Sean.
Sean and Carl for the last few weeks have been working on the boat getting her ready for our arrival. The head has been replaced, the pilot house made into the master cabin and a really expensive dinghy was purchased – man does it look fine!
Carl came home today after 3 weeks of being apart, giddy like a school boy about the projects he has completed. We are going to try and book flights tomorrow and spend our final days or weeks in Maine packing up the house, winterizing it and tying up loose ends.
We are all excited for the next chapter of our voyaging lives to commence. This time around we are going to be smarter.
Smaller boat: check
Pre-stalked kid boats: check
Slightly older kids: check
Optimistic attitude: double check
Apologies for the iphone photos, once aboard I’ll be sharing photos that give a much better feel of the boat and layout. This is just a quickie update.