If you have wondered where we have been and why we have not been updating our blog, well it is because as one person put, “we are no longer interesting.” While maybe I should take offense at such a statement, I just can’t bring myself to do so; because to an extent ┬áit is, Read More

The idea that we would leave on Tuesday may or may not happen, as much as we are ready to go. Depends on the minimum we want to do to leave. Peter turned the wheel one direction this morning and realized he’d hooked up hydraulic lines backwards. Oops! Here he thought he was done, Read More

After our move to the dock, what items we didn’t haul up while on dry dock, we stacked on the deck. It was mostly heavy ones like our diesel cook stove, batteries, air compressor, welder and other odds & ends. We looked terrible, a complete floating menagerie, complete with dogs. After a couple of, Read More

We woke up to a bright Tuesday morning! Breakfast was just finishing when the guys arrived to start putting her in the water. Peter had been up early to pull out mooring lines & have them ready once we were docked. You do wonder as she goes in if you had found all the, Read More

Monday was our last day at dry storage. We had until 3pm to have our stuff done, on & ready to go. The morning was spent hauling the last of it up on the boat and finishing last minute touches of paint. There were still things we were shaking our heads at as to, Read More

It’s interesting that our sailboat was built in France & was named in Russian. We haven’t been able to research her early history & who built her yet. As many fled Russia to France in the early 20th centry, there’s many possibilities about how she came to be. The original drawings & plans have, Read More

One morning we woke up to rain. If the deck didn’t leak, that wouldn’t be a problem, but it does. I was looking for what ever I could to put under the drips coming in. Most of my pots & pans were still packed, so I was grabbing what had been left on the, Read More

The big day of painting has arrived! Yesterday we gave her a boat wash to clean any dirt or residue that might be on her to get her ready. Peter started taping while I put together breakfast. Once finished Peter, Addy & I started in on the painting. We’d learned after letting most of, Read More

Our main focus has been to get the boat in the water as soon as possible. The goal was by the end of April. We spent the beginning days on her scrapping the barnacle residue off her & working on any rust spots she may have. Peter has found areas that need to be, Read More

The first of anything generally has a little chaos. Ours took about three days before we familiar with the changes and had worked out a schedule. The first day I had the beginnings of a caffine headache, my daily dark coffee was inconvenient to buy with the trailer attached. We brought out milk from, Read More