Wednesday, April 28, 2010
We're really ready.
Last Sunday Ric, Caroline, Graeme (a visitor from New Zealand) and I went out into the ocean a couple miles and did some (bumpy) spinnaker pole drills. It's dampish on the foredeck when she puts her bow under. Then we used one of the poles with the jib on the run back in. Nice day. Since it is "Testing Systems" time I'm thinking of making dinner on the boat sometime soon just to see if all the galley gear is functioning. Anyone want to join me? An overnight at the Sandbar (or Molokai'i) would be even cooler.
Big moon tomorrow night and then one in late May. Looks like both the delivery and race are going to be no moon events. I like the moon for driving at night, but the stars sure are beautiful without it. Also we will miss out on the traditional event where some newbe standing a watch at night gets panicked by Venus rising behind the boat in the morning because it looks like an approaching freighter. Only an evening object this year. (And going down not coming up.)