Saturday, January 2, 2016

Back To Cruising You Lazy Bums!

Gramma getting spoiled.

We have been enjoying a long visit with family and friends in Orange Beach, Alabama. Everyone has gone home now and it is time for us to get our expanding waistlines back to sailing. Ice cream, wonderful meals prepared in the condo, dinners out, comfy couches, soft beds, more ice cream, a 70 inch flat screen TV, beer, wine and Drambuie have all contributed to our laziness. Our pants are no longer buttoned! It is time to get moving. We will miss all these wonderful people, but we had a great holiday season in their company.

Mike burning calories.


The view from the condo.

Tomorrow we will move back aboard Wrinkles and finish a number of projects to make her cruise ready again. All of the exterior wood needs to be sanded down and refinished, canvas work, forestay replacement, VHF antenna replacement, ............................... You get the picture. Fortunately we enjoy working on boat projects, so it will actually be fun to get started again. Well, maybe not the "Replace the stinky, smelly, icky head hoses project." Anyone who wants some boating experience is quite welcome to come aboard and help with that lovely job. We'll even buy the beer!

Boom crutch getting cleaned up.

We plan to get everything done in the next two weeks before sailing out of Bear Point Marina and heading east to Carrabelle, Florida. There we will top off the tanks and head across the gulf toward Clearwater, Florida. Our last crossing wasn't exactly a Sunday picnic, so we are hoping Mother Nature will say, "I already kicked their butts last time. I think I'll be nice to them this time."


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