May 2007, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
We are still in Fort Lauderdale! The marina moved us to a new
location - in their lifting bay - so we no longer protrude too far
into the river. We haven't had any more visits from the police or
the DEP - thankfully. Condo people are too far away to be
annoyed by the likes of us.
Here's the update on boat jobs completed:-
2 working engines
2 instrument panels wired in
the cockpit with idiot lights, i.e. "check oil"
steering cables cleaned,
connected and working
Nav lights wired and working
Anchor light (Edson light
wired to a battery charged via alternator)
1 Anchor (Delta - our fav
1 rebuilt generator - by Justin.
used dingy scrubbed, patched
up and ready to go
life jackets for everyone
Genoa sail packed on boat
Mast stripped and ready to be
trucked to us
2 manual bilge pumps
1 ac unit running on shore
power - yea!
4 clean cabins
2 clean heads
7 clean galley cupboards
1 heat shrinked porthole
no more salon leaks (temporary
fix with some tape!)
crabs caught from the bilges -
1 by Migsy (we found 2 legs and a claw)!
Cuts scrapes & bruises- many
Not bad really for 2 1/2 months
work! Phew, I'm exhausted, this is more work than I've done in
Justin has made a trip up to Maryland to move Colomba to a different
marina for summer.
Occasionally we do get out and have some fun! It isn't all
work, work, work as you can see by the pics. The kids are
doing really well with their swimming. Happily going
underwater now and doing somersaults!
We've been helping the family/owners here look after an
orphaned kitten. They are keeping her. They found him
when he was just a few days old. They let us feed him once a day for
them - not much help when you consider he eats every hour or so! The kitten looks a bit like a skunk - all black with an
orange/white strip on his head. His name... Skunky, aka Skunky
We plan to make the trip to Palatka sometime this month.