Anyway, we are back at our usual marina and it's wonderful. Neither of us expected to miss this place as much as we did but after a long and crazy 6 weeks we are so glad to be back. It's much quieter here; less boat and people traffic - it's our sanctuary.
We had a chilly and windy sail down the Bay this past weekend. Day got off to a rocky start - we had some engine issues but after a bit of basic troubleshooting and changing out a couple of filters we were on our way. We were able to sail nearly the entire 40 miles home, only having to turn on the iron genny once we turned up into our river. Made decent time, about 7hrs and was able to pull into our slips 15min before sunset. A gale hit that evening so we were glad to make it home before it rolled in.
Now that we are home the to-do list continues. I have to do a thorough inspection of our sail inventory and identify what repairs/improvements (or "Hassification") can be made. I also need to get a sail cover made ASAP - that will be a fun project. We need to build up our lazy jacks - we ran out of time before we left our "working marina". Those along with lots of other prep tasks...... Back to work!
Tango with her new mast, newly painted boom (hidden under the mails'l) and sails bent on... We were finally ready to head "home".