Sunday, June 29, 2008

Return from Port Ludlow

All systems are a go. We had a great trip back to Seattle. Everything seems to be working. It was a great day to sail as we heard it was over 90 degrees in Seattle. We saw a Navy aircraft carrier along the way. We think if was an older one as it seemed small, as aircraft carries go. Just a few minor "spats" as we learn to sail this beast, of course Mel is always always at the helm, which leaves me pulling the sheets (that's the lines that move the sail from side to side) or hoisting the halyards (that's the lines that lift the sails up and down), then he sits back and takes the glory. (Just kidding, he is the one who goes out and untangles the lines and who is the only one who really knows what we are doing, I'm just brooding a bit). All in All it was a good day, we have a bit of color in our cheek (Mel is beet red) and the boat is safely back in its slip. I have a glass of wine and all is good.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Test over night sail

We are sitting at anchor in Port Ludlow, very pretty. We are trying out our water maker now, so far so good. The only glitch was when we tried to hoist the main sail it would not go up. We discovered that the guys who repaired the sail did not hook up the main halyard (that's the rope that pulls the sail up the mast), just a minor detail. Luckly Mel was able to connect it while I motored the boat around, no easy task for him. Here is a picture out the back of our boat in Port Ludlow.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Picture of Mazu

Here is Mazu in our slip in Seattle. Mel and I are going on a test over-nighter tomorrow, if we can get the electronics to work correctly. In the mean time we have been organizing things. We have just about every size of plastic containers a person could find at Fred Meyers. We will have the most organized boat around, if only we can remember where we stowed everything!! (I know where the wine is!)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My first attempt at a picture

This is a picture of our new "friend" in Seattle, he (she) was on the dock at the end of our boat!

Almost done

we are doing some last minute details. Mel and I are going to take the boat out on a test sail overnight to Blake Isl. if all goes well. We had a great dinner out last night at Chinooks, we had salomon -- yum!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

working in Seattle

Mel and I are busy getting our Outbound 46, Mazu ready for its first adventure. Spencer is in California visiting my sisters for a week.
We are looking forward to leaving for Canada in about a week. As this is my first attempt a blooging we will see how it goes, I'll try to post pictures etc when ever I can get to and internet source.