I know that it was totally rude of me to post the photos of Rocinante sitting sideways in the muck in the previous post.
But if you are a cruiser and you boast that you have NOT ever run aground, you are either:
a. a big, fat liar OR
b. doubly blessed by God and all that is Holy - pure and simple!
|Gabriel of the Marina Seca Guaymas boatyard. That spot of land he's standing on|
is under water when the tide is high.
only the checker was measuring from the lifelines and not the waterline! Hard reverse (and I do mean HARD) saved us from that little oopsie. So, we don't brag to be smarter, better or less likely to go aground than anyone else.
|Iron Butterfly testing the limits|
Iron Butterfly went in the water - 26 tons of her! That was pushing it a bit with the travel lift and Jim and I were praying that the immense weight didn't break the equipment. Selfish of us that we want to be in the water, too, and very soon - I know. But Gabriel choregraphed the dance and Iron Butterfly migrated beautifully without any damage to the travel lift that will hopefully be splashing us soon.
|Samantha and Trini - the best darn Girl Scout cookie sellers on the planet!|
Hotspur is hoping to splash in a couple days!! Keep your fingers crossed!!