We arrived back in Friday harbor on the 8th August. It is good to be back here and see our friends again. Katya immediately arranged a sleep over with her friend Marina. Now the hard work begins in getting the boat ready to depart for San Francisco and onwards to Mexico. We also have to tidy up our land affairs, deal with storage, cars, post, bills, buy Katya’s 6th grade school curriculum and much more.
We arranged for the boat to be taken out of the water in Anacortes and have its Bottom painted with antifoul, which has not been done since we purchased the boat back in Feb 2011. I also have to try and get Jeeves, our autopilot, fixed as it is an essential system for heading offshore.
As we would be living onboard whilst the boat was “on the hard” in Anacortes we decided to take the car over so the morning of the 14th August Jude took the car on the ferry and I set off in thick fog for Anacortes. Katya was still asleep and unaware of the travelling.