Sunday, November 06, 2005

hauling out Ellen Maria

This morning we awoke to a power outage. It was pretty widespread. We had church services without electricity and without pastors (all were at a retreat this weekend) After church, (power back on) we enjoyed a brunch with nephews, Mikal and Zachary, who were here from Lynden for a short visit. Since I had been unsuccessful at raising the keel on the sailboat, I made arrangements for a crane haul out in Port Orchard for tomorrow. But that meant I had to get the boat to PO by tonight. Yesterday was a miserable weather day, and today promised to be a little better. So I spent this afternoon motoring Ellen Maria the ten miles through Rich Passage and to Dockside Marina. The sun was out most of the time, but it was windy and cold. I reminded myself that I am a summer sailor for good reason. I was a little apprehensive about the little old Mercury outboard, but once again 'old faithful' came through. It took me about two and half hours, and I made it before dark. The picture of Ellen Maria is from about a month ago. I didn't take my camera today, though I should have.

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