This is Cathy and Bill's G.W., or Ghost Writer! I am also known as their B.B., or Blog Boy. I will be communicating with the two captains as they voyage across the largest body of water on our planet. The method of communication from Cathy and Bill to me is via SSB.
From the Pacific Ocean to my email account to their blog and to you... we will all follow their journey with excitement and support! I will now step into the background (like an effective GW) and let the story unfold...
Ship's Log : May 2 , 2011
Lat: 48 40.978'
Long: 123 24.191'
Canoe Cove Marina
Work is progressing in our " Final Refit" :
The SSB is up and running , 12 Volt outlets for Auto helm replaced, 110 Volt starboard outlets repaired. prop Zinc replaced, Avon valves secured, Bowsprit fabrication complete and mounting expected this week, various other smaller rigging issues to follow, sail bags and windlass cover in the works. Hasse and Crew on deck to recut inner head stay Yankee, Provisions being brought aboard and stowed and recorded by Cathy, Iridium Satellite phone ( many thanks to Randy and Lina ) tested and true. Jordan drogue has arrived, Scanmar M-RUD emergency rudder is coming via FedEx to CC and the Off shore Insurance granted. Just 26 sleeps till the targeted ebb tide to help us to enter the Strait de Juan de Fuca , now "just" have to await and see what the weather will bring that week end.