Posted by: livingaboardspellbound | November 21, 2013

10 days to go…

We are in the final stretch of our preparation to cut the lines and leave our land life. We are working from sun up til sometimes after sundown trying to tie up all the loose ends. The list seems never ending and I find myself asking ” will we make our deadline”? Every time we think we just about got it all under control we remember something else to add to the never ending list. We are taking 2 very experienced sailors with us on this trip because we are obviously not experienced enough to cross the Gulf of Mexico on our own. Brooke, who is a sailing instructor and has crewed many boats including the Bounty, has made this trip in the past and has also been on a transatlantic voyage and Leo, who is hubby’s coworker at west marine, has crewed many boats and has traveled down to the St. Somewhere chain of islands. We had a get together last evening to discuss the plans for the trip. We decided to go for a sail this coming Sunday to make sure all system are a go since we have many new additions to Spellbound. I think our plan is to sail to Key West first as our “shakedown” cruise and see if our weather is right for a smooth sail across, if not we will wait there til it is. Oh darn! What a terrible place to wait…

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