I know I’ve been a negligent blogger, but improvement is coming soon.
Ben and Katy arrive tomorrow (woohoo!) and we have an appointment to check out of Mexico on Monday morning. Once we set sail (which may or may not be right away), we’ll be at sea for over 2800 nm with nothing to do but keep watch, eat, sleep, read, check weather, and write. Hopefully there’ll be some fishing happening somewhere in there too. While I don’t promise to blog every day, I will certainly be documenting our crossing and will post updates as often as I can. The iridium phone will be great for this but there won’t be any pictures until we hit a wifi connection in the Marquesas or Tuamotus.
We’ve been loading up the boat like crazy. Two trips to Walmart and Mega for PHASE 2 provisioning, the Zaragosa for boat parts and jerry jugs, the Costco (for more canned chicked!), etc. Hydroquest’s waterline has risen by at least two inches – poor girl, she’s looking good, but definitely feeling the added weight.
We rented a car for a day last week. So smart. We were a bit worried when the rental company told us the car was new. As in, brand new – perfect upholstery, no stains, no smell. Possibly not the best car to be stuffing full of food plus 8 jugs of diesel (200 Liters)… Luckily it worked out, and with a bit of cleaning the diesel smell was wiped off and they were good enough to go back into the car full.
Here’s my ‘almost complete’ Provisioning List. Really, we just have the fresh items to buy tomorrow.
This has been a stressful and emotional period so we’re excited to JUST GO! There are some projects that won’t get done (we may or may not have an SSB – more on that later), but we feel really confident that everything major is complete.
We are as ready as we’re ever going to be!