For the last three days Dominic and I have been seriously workin’ it. We’ve checked out, refilled the diesel tanks, and reprovisioned our fresh food supplies (a few treats: green apples, spinach, zucchini, and mushrooms). We’ve changed the fuel filters, done laundry, and touched up our pedicures. We, along with the nearby armada of boats in the same phase of departure preparation, have been engaged in careful weather study to predict an optimal date of departure. It’s looking like it will be early next week, so for the next few days we’re going to keep at it: inspecting the rigging, repairing a small tear in mainsail, and preparing as much food in advance as possible for the 10ish day passage (on the menu? chicken pot pie, zucchini risotto, quiche, sourdough bread, carrots fermented with ginger, kimchi, and a batch of kombucha that’s currently getting bubbly).
Photo caption: the glorious anchorage at Uonukuhihifo, where we spent many days lounging and accomplishing nothing.