Why, hello there. Thanks for staying with us through the season. We are on our way home to loved ones.
Finished up our preliminary "put-away" details at Stuart. Took the sails down, found places for everything, got rid of a few "treasures?" that we've been hauling around and generally tidied up.
|Mainsail on the deck|
|Lunch in the park on our last day - Conch salad and conch fitters!|
Then we travelled up the St. Lucie River, past the lock and into Indiantown. The weather has been interesting; lots of afternoon thunder and lightning storms that make for nervous glances at the sky. A couple of nights ago we watched a boat 2 over get struck by lightning... and we were sad for them but happy it wan't us!
|Captain Chaos without Otto the autopilot|
|One of many bridges|
|Into the lock|
|Ready to float up 14 feet|
|Lots of company in the lock|
|Tied up, ready to haul|
Worked with Captain Dennis to get Blue Pearl a new insurance survey and to source a hard-to-find part. Also connected us with some services that we will need to put Blue Pearl into pristeen condition for next year.
|Boat Whisperers Alex and Jesse guiding us in|
|And off to our perfect spot on the hard|
So this has been a journey. Saying goodbye to the Caribbean and looking forward to... not sure what! The boat is secure and in a good place. Looking forward to whatever comes.
And we are so excited to get home tomorrow!