Thursday, September 29, 2016

Summer Check List Almost Complete............

..........almost time to start heading south!

Bainbridge/Seattle Summer 
(Partial) Check List:

Clean and do repairs on the Frey Rd. House 
before new tenant moves in. ✔


House/Dog/Plant Sit for two weeks while kids
go to Ireland.✔

A week long camping trip with the kids in
South Central Washington.✔

Sell one of our Wenatchee rental houses. ✔

Cut back/clean up yards of Bainbridge houses -
10 pick-up loads to yard waste facility. ✔

Annual Physicals. ✔
Meeting with accountant for 2015 taxes
(We got an extension) and financial advisor.✔
This is the view from her office.
The Seattle/Puget Sound area can't be beat in t
he summer!

Babysit and just spend time with Simon, Kelsey, 
RL and Barlow. ✔

Boat Stuff:

Get dodger and dinghy chaps re-stitched. 

Rebuild old starter motor to use as a spare.✔

Make two new hatch screens.✔

Make new cockpit cushion covers.✔

Many trips to Fisheries Supply  Supply.✔

Fix Boomvang.

Visit friends and family.
(no ✔ because we NEVER get to see everyone we wanted to see)
A perfect sunset bon voyage dinner cruise from
Bainbridge Island to Indianola. (notice Mt. Rainier)
Thanks Tom and Claudette!

We're leaving Seattle on October 8, visiting family and friends along the way, and scheduled to arrive in San Carlos on October 21st.

We did finally get a picture of L-L:
Still standing and looking good!
Notice the "hurricane poles" (instead of just jack stands). We 
requested them again for next year. we come.........

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The wait for the Hurricane Newton damage report.

Hurricane Newton hit the Guaymas/San Carlos area on September 6, 2016.  It wasn't until September 8th that we got word from the office at Marina San Carlos that Loomba-Loomba was not on a "damaged list". It was a very long two days of waiting to find this out. During that time we shared lots of communications and photos with many of our friends who's boats are also on the hard in San Carlos. The pictures below were circulating before we knew the status of L-L. Gut wrenching. So sad for those whose boats went down.

We won't know for sure if L-L came through unscathed until we see her in person, 
but we are hoping for the best.

This is San Carlos where L-L is stored.
Approximately 20-30 boats went down.

This is Marina Fonatur Guaymas
The dock and six boats were pretty much destroyed.

We are planning to be in San Carlos about the middle of October
and will post an update then.