Monday, May 26, 2014

Great weekend anchored at Offatts Bayou

We had a successful weekend at Offatts Bayou in Galveston. Despite running a ground where Everyone has warned us. 

As usual when going to Galveston, we had to motor. Thankfully we had great weather. Ran a ground at the last marker going in. Steve tried to get us off with an achor but no luck. Some kids in a motor boat tried as well. Finally called for a tow. We were easily pulled off and pull far away from the oyster bed. Then,  Steve set anchor right in the middle, way away from everything and everyone.  Our new anchor felt very secure and we slept great. We woke to a beautiful morning. 

Everything seem to work.
electrical systems, check
Plumbing, check
Stove, check
Water, check
Refrigeration, check
Outside grill, fail (needs attention)
Anchor, check
Sails and lines, check
Rigging, check
Leaks, none apparent 
Engine, (needs attention, possible alt belt issue)
Dinghy, Tracie wants new one (need to configure storing issue)

So there are a few things that need adjusting but pretty good in our opinion. 

While anchored Steve sailed the dinghy around 

We went ashore for coctails with friends. Steve admired friend' sun glasses

I had the opertunity to mark off zip lining from my bucket list. I posted a video on youtube for proof

If cruising ends up like this weekend we will be lifers for sure. Cant wait to see for ourselves



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Had a Great Sail

As the title said, it was a great one. Nothing broke and the weather and company was perfect. 

Samantha, my daughter, and her friend arrives early and with food.  Weather was perfect, temp and wind. Saga Sea sailed like the cadie she is. Perfect perfect perfect.  

Then we finished the day at Gillhooleys where Samantha made her friend eat a gizzard, but she barely would try an oyster. Poor sport. 

A complete great day! 


Nervous this morning. Taking Saga Sea out for a day sail. The beginning of condition for her big run in October. 

If anyone sees her out in the bay today please take a picture of her. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Departure time is getting closer

Just got back from visiting my best friend in Spokane, Washington. Her and I go way back and we have worked very hard to see each other each year. This year was my turn to go there and it was a high priority to me to do before we leave. 

Fairlane and I had a good time. I did some yard work and flocked a few yards with flamingos for her son who was raising money for a competition. 

We had a lovely night at a wine, ride and dine event downtown Spokane. 

Had a cool night listening to Kurt and his fellow bagpipers play to raise money. The only downfall that night was they would never look under the kilts. Boo 

Having good friends takes hard work but it well worth it. I hope we never stop being close and I hope we always figure out how to see each other. I have a feeling times will only get better. 

Now its time to do some shake down cruises. Yeah