Getting Curtsy ready!

Never so busy as getting our sailboat ready,scrubbing,cleaning,polishing,there is no end to it. The canvas has acquired ,over the winter, a brandnew green color, pollen , dust, dirt, cleaning all the side panels, the main sail cover finally off, very embarrassing how dirty this is, it is huge, and i clean it on the dock, a few feet at the time. Slowly but surely the proper green color shows up again, three washes later, and its good as new.
Bert scrubs the deck, amazing , the dirt, we had just cleaned it…. i think….
Folding bikes go into the V-berth, huge spinnaker in its bag,extra fuel on deck, water containers filled, we carry 520 litres of diesel in the main tank, enough for the whole summer.
Bert tested the watermaker, it runs perfectly, two propane tanks filled, enough for well over four months, and then the food, the supplies, but we dont go far, there are places to shop, but i stock up on most important items, and then there is the wine, cannot forget about the wine!!!!
On June 3rd we head to Tsehum harbour, just around the corner, but we still have some jobs to do in town, friends to see, we have all the time in the world, no rush this year, and it feels great.
We get to tie to Vaughan and Rita’s buoy, its in a good spot, and very trustworthy, we take the dinghy across into their marina, and tie in front of their boat.
Margo takes us back to Brentwood Bay, to pick up the Westy, and we are all set for now.

Pansies, veggies and bonsai tree, all floating around in Tsehum harbour

Pansies, veggies and bonsai tree, all floating around in Tsehum harbour

Sailing school busy  out there!!!

Sailing school busy out there!!!

early morning light....

early morning light….

Some  of the young sailors would come close to us, but  managed to not hit us, ever!!!!

Some of the young sailors would come close to us, but managed to not hit us, ever!!!!

2 thoughts on “Getting Curtsy ready!

  1. Hi there Dutchies: Where you off to now? We had the back and side yard done (all we had were weeds and we like flowers and green). We have a new puppy called Cara, she is the same as Paddy only naughtier.Packing up the camper to go to Port Renfrew. We have friends there that work at the Marina for the summer. Have not been in that area for a long time so now is the time.We love living in our little house it is so knus.Stay safe,hugs,Toni and the rest

    Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:09:01 +0000 To: amonaghan@hotmail.com

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