|Back home in Belfast, where boating and art are the most visible industries.|
Friday, April 24, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
|A welcome from the Safe Passage children|
Friday, April 3, 2015
Exciting night. Engines overheated. Trouble shooting suggested water intakes for cooling the engines. One question was whether the engines had run to long while hot. Would they restart once the water was getting to them? Decided to wait for daylight, anchor in shallow water and send someone under the boat to unclog the intakes.
Fortunately the winds were favorable for the 9 hours we were without engines.
It was magical quietly sailing along in the moonlight.
By morning the guys came up with a plan to unclog by crawling down into the engine compartment, and taking apart the water intake system. Once they got it apart, water started coming into the boat. But they were ready with a stopper plug. They were able to push the debris through right before putting in the plug.
Now all is well and we are zooming among under sail and engines.
Life on the water is never boring. I love being around competent people who can think through problems, and have the tools to make things work!
Thanks Bernie, Steve, Beth, Jamie and Anne!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
|At the "The Rocks" in Florida|
It's been way too long since I picked up my quill and wrote a blog. It has been so hard to be away from the water for so long. So let me tell you the story about why Deb and I are not kayaking these days. We did finally get out on the water in a pontoon boat and saw a garbage dump from thousands of years ago! I'll tell you about that too!
|Telling Etivina's story at the Zoo (North Jacksonville Rotary)|