Thursday, June 10, 2010

We're on our way

First of all, I had to mess around with my comments setting. I've been getting a lot of spam, so for now I won't post comments until I've been able to view them first. I think it's a pain in the butt and I'm not sure if anonymous readers can leave a comment or not.

I'll see how it goes.

It's been a hellish week. Getting ready to leave took a lot more time than we had anticipated.

Here's Hans in front of our boat before she was put into the water.

A cat (in the box) and a dog waiting to get on board.

This is what the cockpit looked like after around 10 trips from the car to the boat with our supplies.

And this was before going to the grocery store, liquor store, and West Marine. I believe we made about three trips to each within 24 hours.

Hans reading the directions to the dinghy and motor.


BTW, the motor is an 8 HP 4 stroke, and is way too big.

Wilbur's crate is in the guest cabin on top of the bunk.

That's the only place it will fit and we'd like him to get used to in there because he has to go somewhere safe when we leave the boat.

This is only one of Chlorox's hiding places. It's behind our pillows at the foot of our bunk.

At one point I was positive she'd escaped and gone overboard but after about an hour I found her in the bottom of a locker!!

Captain Wilbur.

Hans is responsible for the vest.


Cyndi said...

Wow, I know you're glad that you're finally getting underway! I hope you have a GREAT trip and have lots of fun stories for us!

Wilbur looks adorable in his life vest. Do you have one for Chlorox, too? And does she have to be in a crate when you leave the boat?

Can't wait for your first "adventure" story!



Two Pitties in the City said...

I love the vest on him! I'm so excited to read about all of your new adventures.

Ken n Cheryl said...

Congratulations! We look forward to hearing your adventures and seeing more pictures of the boat.

laura said...

Cyndi, Chlorox doesn't have a vest, I think she'd have a heart attack if we put one on here. She doesn't get crated when we're gone, and when the boat is sitting still she likes to explore (inside not outside!)

Two Pitties, Wilbur is good about the vest and the handle along his spine makes it easy for us to lift him on and off the boat.

Ken and Cheryl, Thanks, I hope to post more pictures etc...

Everyone, We've encountered more problems in this one week than the combined last 2 years. It's been exhausting, both physically and mentally.

Connie Bontje said...

Have FUN!! That vest is so cute!