Becka showing Otis a helicopter.
Elias and Otis, modeling two approaches to beach fashion.
We're planning on leaving tomorrow, bound for San Diego. I had a strong image this morning of how much further down the coast we would have been if not for the daily mix of childcare and cruising, of how efficient and rapid we would be as just two adults afloat. On the other hand, if we'd stayed at home with Eli and put off cruising for the future, we'd be way behind where we are now. It's all good.
Here are a few Alameda shots, just to illustrate some of the jobs we were crossing off before we left.
Whipping new running rigging.
Reinstalling the repaired Monitor windvane, using the brand-new DeWalt cordless. Feel the power!
Installing the automatic tuner for the new ham radio in the cockpit locker.
Returning from the grocery store, well burdened with provisions.
Elias just clowned around.