Finally on the water again…

The combination of having a boat in one piece and sunshine gave us the desire to renew with the salty water. Three kids joined us for a night sleep and a fun day on the water. The following photos are courtesy of *E*. All credits to *E* for her photographic eye!




The wind was perfect for a first time out, blowing at 15knots gusting 20 making for a lively but manageable first outing after a long absence without practicing our set of skills. Breakfast and lunch were served on the water, vitamin D was absorbed and the family was again together with no mobile or internet service…. enough said, it was just a great day.

After docking in a manner that made us look like we knew what we were doing, *E* mentioned that we had something orange around the propeller. A very well trained crew we have! Thank you for telling us, and this is when *B* sensed a way to make money and offered quickly his diving service. Though with a bit of determenation we were able to remove the polypropylene cupid in 15 minutes! Phew… It was still rather loose so we shouldn’t have any consequences. From there we decided to re-organize the anchor locker to fit the spare propane cylinders we just purchases (Let me reassure you, yes, it’s vented at the bottom) and we discovered that we had forgotten to punch a hole at the bottom of the plastic tub for the spare anchor line. Again, *B* offered graciously to help, (no sarcasm intended!) and removed a 100 ft of chain, clean the inside of the locker with fresh water.

Being in tune with Letitgo, I realized that it was still not draining properly. But we were doned with our quick spring cleaning, dinner was getting ready and a Pacifico was waiting. It will have to wait a few days…