Saturday, January 23, 2016

Back at the Boat!

January 23, 2016

After what turned out to be a very busy, non nautical, summer, we arrived back at the boat later than planned.  We had about 10 days before we headed back to MN for Christmas and during that time we were able to check out most of the boat systems and most were still operating like they were supposed to!  A few quirky things turned up - like a refrigerator that was having identity problems and seemed to think it was a freezer.  After some intensive "therapy" it finally settled down as a fridge and we are now super pleased to have both a freezer and a refrigerator!  The outboard was also stubbornly recalcitrant, but relented when faced with the professional mechanics.

Our sons with family came to Florida over New Years and we had a great time on the boat for a couple of days.  We spent one night on anchor at Emerson Point aka Hulk Harbor.  En route Cy got to steer the boat, call in for a radio check and generally adapted well to a moving "house".  Many hours were spent making wondrous creations with legos and playing many games of "Go Fish".  We then spent 2 days in Orlando, one day in Disney World and one day at Hollywood Studios.  Cy now considers himself a true Jedi, having officially fought Darth Vader and used The Force to close a gate! 

Cy, the smallest Jedi, fights Darth Vader
Inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean

Now what??  "To Do" lists, "To Buy" lists, "To Research" lists.  And funny thing about those lists, they just keep getting longer and longer no matter how hard we chip away at them.  At some point we will have to accept the fact that everything will not get done.  We are leaving our nice, safe, comfortable marina before the end of February - lists or no lists!

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