New Dinghy and 15hp Evinrude, and new dodger panels, haul out and bottom paint by the captain--NOT easy!
We sailed multiple times to the San Juans and Desolation Sound BC in the summers of 2015 and 2016 and had some fantastic trips. Highights include crabbing and even shriping like pros and feasting like kings on dungeness and king salmon from Campbell River. We also got our first taste of big winds and seas on the Straight of Georgia. Year one the straights gave us a whopin' but year two we figured out this thing called reefing the main, and what do you know, it works great! There's a whole story about crossing from Vancouver BC to the Gulf Islands two different summers but lets jsut say that I learned to reef early, and now thats just what we do to keep everyone happy, including Anna.
Sailing to Princess Louisa Inlet and posing in front of Chatterbox Falls
Setting the spinnaker for the first time
Sunsets, seaplanes and cheeseburgers in Roche Harbor
More boat work to get ready to cruise including repainting the decks with Awlgrip and Griptex for traction, a new mainsail cover, re-certify the DBC life raft, new HT anchor chain and Spade 66lb anchor, IridiumGo!, one more 100W solar panel, and a thousand smaller projects that i can't even recall now, but were important and satisfying. I really like taking care of Anna and she takes great care of us too..