Pick up the pieces, uh-huh

Yesterday it was too breezy to get the mainsail back on so we rode our bikes over the bridge to Best Buy to get a new iPod Classic. It’s got a big enough capacity to fit all our music; it will take about a week to move everything onto it because I have our library on two computers and two external backup drives. It’ll be great to have it all in one place and be able to listen to music a little easier than it’s been up ’til now.

We also decided to join the rest of the cruising world and get a Sodastream. We don’t drink a lot of soda, but we do like to have some mixers around and storing tonic or club soda or ginger ale onboard is problematic, not to mention the trash issue. We’re pretty pleased with how well it works and I’m looking around for recipes for homemade flavoring syrups. If you’ve got any favorites, please share.

We spent the evening with Lisa and Marty from True Colors at Duffy’s. There’s always so much to talk about with other cruisers, and doubly so when you have the same kind of boat.

This morning Marty dinghied out to the anchorage to help us bend on the mainsail. It’s so much easier with that third person and we’re thrilled to see that Mack Sails got our batten pocket on straight and we now have a full set of unbroken battens. We can’t believe this boat was sailed with a broken batten for years and that no one noticed what the problem was. Of course it took us a couple of months to figure it out, but it’s fixed now and Colin Mack says the sail should be good for another circumnavigation.

We’re put together again, so we can start watching for a weather window to move on down the coast toward Miami.


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4 Responses to Pick up the pieces, uh-huh

  1. Anita

    Marce, Are you going through the Panama Canal, or is there some river that you can traverse to get you to the other side? Sorry that my geography is so bad. Anyway, so looking forward to living vicariously through you and Jack.

    • Anita, read the book The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough. It’s one of the great engineering feats of all time, and they’re building a bigger one right now.

  2. dave kent

    Besides greater capacity with the iPod Classic I imagine it’s harder to loose down the toilet.

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