I had scheduled a rigger to come take a look at our standing rigging, our water tanks were empty and we felt like dropping some cash (not!) so we came back into the Santa Cruz Harbor for a few days. Seems our timing was good as they had just completed replacing the dock and there were a few end ties available. So here we sit on the end of N dock all by ourselves and barely moving at all, with the exception of the boats that go by a little too fast sometimes. Oddly enough I find this a little disconcerting now. Do I sound mad? I thought I would sleep like the dead last night but in actuality I slept a bit restless because I was missing the rocking motion. The other thing I miss when in the harbor is our privacy...it's especially weird when people walk up and peer inside the boat windows.
Hanging in the harbor definitely has some perks. We love eating burritos from the Palomar, we have easy access to endless hot water for showers, and getting to and fro for kid activities and work is so, so, so much simpler. The kids get a kick out of hang'n in the harbor because they get to wave to all the people going by and they especially love yelling at their Dad when he goes by during one of his sailing classes or team challenges. I laugh when they do it over and over and over again...it never gets old to them...not sure Keith feels the same way.
So as mentioned, we had The Rigging Shop come take a look at the rigging and there weren't any real surprises. He was pretty pleased with the overall rig and supported Keith's plan to first replace the backstay, then forestay, etc etc. We are still waiting for the estimate but I'm sure it will be a pretty penny. Everything on a boat is a pretty penny! One fun thing I have again in the boat is a radio. I think Elliot's non-stop off-key rendition of Katie Perry's Firework was the final motivator for Keith to get it installed again. And for those that know me so well...no...I did not bribe Elliot to sing....I wish I'd thought of it! :)
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.