20 September 2010

The Voyage Continues

Sailing and boat building are amazing; and then there is the arrival of your first grandchild...

Kayla & Me

And, if you were wondering, that's what I did with my summer vacation!

I'm heading down to Jacksonville this afternoon to make a few small modifications to the Blue Moon (more on that, tomorrow). I'm sure she'll also need her bottom cleaned (I've had a bit of experience with that, lately.) And then I'll be heading north to finish my 2000 mile cruise.

It may still be 89 degrees in Florida, but it's already getting cool in New York. I've got a winter berth secured in Huntington Harbor -- a few steps from where the great William Atkin had his first boat shop, in fact -- and I'd like the Blue Moon to be in it before the snow flies.

But there's a long way to go. The voyage continues tomorrow. Can't wait!

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  1. Hello John,

    Congratulations on your first grandchild.

    However, be careful sailing north; this is now hurricane season... just ask the people in Bermuda!!

  2. While my main interest lies in the direction of Celestial Navigation, which I practice from the land, being neither a boater nor a sailor, to me it's an interesting intellectual exercise, the stuff about actually building a boat catches one's attention too.
    Keep it all coming.

    Congratulations grandpa.

  3. Hello John,

    Congratulations on your first grandchild. They keep you busier than your own children did.

    Good Luck sailing north.

  4. Congratulations - they're such wonderful time waster's - how will you get anything done on your boat!

  5. Congratulations!

    Keep in mind that Grandkids can make great crew.

    Have a wonderful time



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