Well, things took a bit of an unanticipated turn. Dad fell and cracked his hip socket a couple nights ago. No surgery required but it’s gonna be six weeks until weight bearing and probably three months until his hip is sailready. . Fortunately this hospital is on top of their game. Good things are happening, it’s just gonna take some time...
WE ARE PROVISIONING! Stoked to kick the tires and light the fires. Mom and Sarah did an awesome job sorting and storing supplies today. I always love this stage because it means departure day is nearly upon us:)
Profile of a huntress. . Zoe is desperate to catch a fish. She’s had a few nibbles fishing from the deck but no success so far. I’m looking forward to seeing her face when we catch pelagic fish in blue water trolling. Just a few more days and we will be ready to cast off.
What will the children do on a boat? Oh, they’ll find something.
Is 2019 the year we finally launch our revolutionary cruising kidswear clothing line? The world needs winch cover hats!
One last run through the holiday light show on the downtown palm trees.
Current Status: Wishing I had paid more attention during all those “Whatever you do, don’t cut the brown wire” bomb disarming scenes. . Today’s surprise task is disarming a malfunctioning bilge pump. Interesting learning experience. Pretty much cut all the wires at this point. . Nailed it.
A powerful, untold story of two promising careers cut short too soon. Grab your tissue box and prepare for an emotional rollercoaster. . And yes, the existence of this video IS an excellent example of why it takes us so long to do anything on this boat:)
PSA for any cruisers out there who also have a 20+ year old nav station seat whose padding gave way a decade ago and makes every radio session into an endurance contest...Roc n Soc drum thrones fit! . I’ve been searching for a replacement seat for months and found this drum throne on Craigslist. I’m a drummer and I use Roc N Soc on my kit, so I knew it would be great quality and comfortable. . Much to my delight, the old seat’s mount holes even swapped perfectly with the Roc n Soc! . The butts rejoice!
Wind generator maintenance, sunsets, and time lapses - this is what we do now.
CHRISTMAS DOLPHINS, Y’ALL! What more could we ask for?
Merry Christmas from Exit Only’s crew to yours!