We're starting here as the first day. The trip starts NOW!! Or at least we might as well start here.
The trucks contents have grown over night. It's as if the move from 6000 feet to 0 feet caused the contents to magically grow by at least 50%. Tracy can't imagine how we will fit everything on board since it now appears to be much more stuff than when she packed it over the past several weeks. She keeps looking at it and saying--"What was I thinking?" The Salvation Army will be loving us by the end of this month. Looks like we will probably have to get a storage space for a while as there is no way possible to go through everything in the truck by Friday when we have to return it. We made it through about 50% today but now come the big boxes that were packed early, not the stuff that got packed at the last moment.
At least Newport was true to form with the obligatory showers this morning. At least it was early so that we could work on other things the rest of the day. A bit chilly but sunny for the rest--Oh, one more shower at 2pm just for fun. Don't know how the people around here live in all this moisture. There are many boats in the marina with large stands of growths on their decks. Some form of algae I think. God help them when they return to their boats. As it is, our propeller has about a foot worth of growth all over it even with the anti-fowling paint we put on it at the last haulout. At least it is under water. Everyone else has it on their decks as well as under water.
I do want to pass on a word of thanks to Bill & Susan Gardner--previous owners of Zephyr. I installed the electronics--Radar, GPS & Chart Plotter this afternoon on the deck. Bill & Susan were smart enough to label every cord for all the connections. With out that, there would have been no way for me to figure out how to make the connections. It went together really slick and works great. We still have to learn how to use them, but hay--the hard part is done--they work!!!
The "kids" are all behaving themselves today. Blue has mellowed a good bit over the last 24 hours. Helped having their "condo" to retreat to. Shadow--now 16 --spent the night with the two of us. Purred all night long. Like being under the covers. The young ones roamed the boat with lots of meowing just for fun.
Well, I'm off for the boat. I'm in the laundry room. I can't connect to WiFi at the boat. I bought an antenna booster in Denver but it hasn't turned up yet. Maybe tomorrow.