Tuesday June 19, 2012
After it seemed like it would never happen but I knew it eventually would, we are finally in the water. Â We are still not completely prepped and ready to leave but this is a start. Â There’s a small feeling of completion accompanying at least getting ourselves far enough along to be in the water. Â Any future projects just won’t seem as daunting as you’re bobbing along in peaceful serenity. Â Plus we can get some enjoyment out of it now before my destructive thoughts take over. Â There will be sailing and swimming and grilling to keep me sane.
Now comes the bad news of our splashing. Â It appears there has been a mix up this year where everyone has been assigned with their moorings. Â Our good friends Steve and Cathy on Buen Tiempo who had been our mooring neighbors for years have now been moved a few spots over. Â Our faithful mooring ball, lucky number 35, has been given away to someone else and until they can find a new suitable spot for us we are at a slip. Â I know a lot of people out there would be giddy with excitement at the thought of a free slip but we try to avoid them with a passion. Â We love the seclusion and peacefulness of a mooring. Â Being right on top of your neighbors just doesn’t do it for us.
We made a visit out to Muskegon just to make sure Serendipity made it in safe and to relish the sight of her no longer in a cradle. Â Since there are still some projects going on with the dodger and bimini they weren’t up yet and Serendip looked so bare without them. Â It’s strange how much difference a few yards of fabric can make. Â We enjoyed a fast food dinner in the exposed cockpit and took stock of the immediate projects still to be done. Â Our visit was short but I didn’t feel cheated on boat time because I’d be out racing the next night and we’d be out three days later to celebrate Matt’s big 3-0 where we might actually get in some (gasp) sailing!