She’s in, she floats, the engine runs.
Obsession was one of the first boats launched and it was a week earlier than we had originally planned. We are cleaning down below and stowing all our stuff. I’m always amazed how we manage to find places for everything.
Two interesting sightings from a trip to East Greenwich to pick up the Bimini, dodger and enclosure.
We acvomplish a few chores every day. . Gone are the days when we had only the weekends to do these things, so we now take our time. We made sure we also took time to enjoy the amenities of our condo right up to the very end. The fireplace, the cocktails on the deck, the sunsets, the view, etc.
The weather has been so strange this spring. Snow late into April, lots of rain and wind all month, and now...May 1-5, sunny, warm and even downright hot! (90 degrees!) But this day was downright cold down below. Cosmo even found a sweater.
We are now in our timeshare in Newport overlooking the harbor and everyday since we’ve been here (Tuesday, May 1) we have seen more boats arriving in the harbor.
Obsession should be on her mooring in the harbor May 7 or 8. A minor setback for us is having to replace the hot water heater. It should arrive today (Friday) and David will find his way into impossible places to remove the old one and fit the new one back in.
Lunch at the Tipsy Seagull is a promise of a summer and our Winter Dream Cruise to come.
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Racers. They are speeding up the Atlantic Ocean and the first finishers think they will be here May 8. Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing is our “Home Port” boat with some local RI sailors aboard. They’ve experienced a few mishaps along the way, including a dismasting during leg 7. They limped their way to Itaji, Brazil, re-rigged, and were ready to head home in record time. At this point Vestas is poised to be one of the top finishers.