|Jackson and Grandma
But – off we went Thursday, January 7, 2010 to Seattle and Friday to Tampa so Glen could take a course on the Island Packet electrical system on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday was a four and a half hour drive to the boat.
An interesting weather development has been overshadowing our departure. Florida has been experiencing record low temperatures for several weeks. It was colder here yesterday than Vancouver ever gets. We stopped at several spots along the way to try to buy a ceramic heater – our boat is built for the Bahamas, not the Arctic – they were sold out at every place we tried.
So last night, we slept in our clothes under 3 quilts. It was quite comfy although Pam’s nose was running. This morning Glen found the coveted heater at a local Target so tonight we are warm and cozy.
Tomorrow we are having a marine radio installed, we have some boat chores and we are watching the weather. They are forecasting better weather, about 20 C. It looks like we will be off in the next few days for our trip to southern Florida to cross to the Bahamas.
|Pam making coffee with our new equipment - Thanks, Pat and Don!