Making the vessel secure for sailing isn’t the only thing that had to be done when we returned from Annapolis. The anchor light was out when we first sailed into Puerto Real 6 months ago. So that was first on the to-do list. We also wanted to wrap up some of our projects to make life at anchor a little more comfortable. We completed the dodger before I left for Alaska but we still had to finish the full enclosure and sun shade for the rumble seat. This would allow us to stay dry from squalls while at the helm. The sunshade would allow us a little respite from the blaring Caribbean sun while we lounge at anchor. We needed to commission the water maker and service the engines. The tasks to get underway are seemingly endless. Eventually you have to prioritize and get done what you can or you’ll never leave the dock.
We had only intended to be at Marina Pescaderia for a week before continuing on through the Caribbean. It was almost 8 months later when Unwritten Timeline would be outside of the Puerto Real bay again. While I was away in Alaska working on whale watch tour boats Lisa stayed in Puerto Real and made some great friends. The constant moving and leaving friends is something we have grown accustomed to in the military. We never really say goodbye anymore. We just say we’ll see you guys next time.
Check back next week when we have an illuminating experience.