So, to quickly catch up to where we are now…
Drove To Windsor
Flew to Pensacola
Day 1 in Pensacola
-met up with Dave, our broker; saw boat, met owners, ate, slept
– met sellers broker and our surveyor, surveyed boat, went on sea trial, tried to haul boat out for hull inspection
Oh oh, not enough water to get the straps under the keel – come back tomorrow at high tide. (Oh yeah, tides – gotta read up on those. )
– haul out , inspect hull, hang around to catch plane home
Lunch somewhere in there at The Fish House – oh so good!!
Got survey – a few minor issues – asked sellers to fix some & we’ll fix the other.
Home by midnight
Next day, Friday, back to Blind River. Waited to hear if sellers would accept
They did – Yes!!
We have a big boat!!
Celebrated with new friends, Heather, Dave and Simon (they are from Toronto; we met them in Sarnia)
And now we want to get down there and sail that big beautiful boat. But first, a few more days of friends and family in the North.
Saturday we sailed – really, there was wind – to The Turnbulls with Mugger and Nancy –
Relaxed, ate, kayaked (decided I need one – thanks for the loan of your kayak, Axel ) – a very nice weekend.
Motored back to BR on a very flat lake.
Then, just the two of us. Off to Gore Bay on Monday,for a couple of days – nope, four days of high wind warnings. We did try to leave Wednesday but it was ugly and we’re not in a hurry.
Friday morning we stayed just long enough to catch some of the first vendors at the Farmers Market.
Made it back to Blind Friday – it was a very trying day.
Saturday, Randy’s sister Shae came to visit. We’d planned on doing some fishing but it was cold with wind warnings so we just stayed in the marina. In the evening the sun came out and the wind died to nothing. The Blind River Yacht Club invited us to their summer party – mmm, more good food and great people.
Sunday we started to head home on a glassy Lake Huron all the way to Presque Isle.
Monday, Presque Isle to Harrisville where we got weathered in again. The wave were coming right over the break wall! We met Logan,a very nice young man, who is spending his summer getting to his job, that starts in November, in New Orleans. He’s sailing from New York to New Orleans.
We then went uneventfully from – Harrisville to Harbor Beach to Sarnia to Windsor.
We docked Kewalo at Pilots cove for the night. Then Randy sailed her solo down the Detroit river to put her on the hard (that’s in a cradle up on dry land to all our non-boaty friends),
Our plan when we started home was to do laundry repack and leave for Pensacola with in a couple of days, but….
I calculated the number of days we would be in the US and realized we would have to wait until the end of September to make sure we weren’t going to over stay our welcome. Besides, it’s kinda nice here in September and it’s crazy hot in Pensacola.
So here we are – getting some great visiting in with family and friends.
Ok, well, that wasn’t exactly quickly… But we’re caught up.