I’ve not been too motivated with the crappy weather the last few days to do much but clean this and that. Yesterday it was so nice, I took JoAnne out for ice cream and a nice lunch for Mother’s Day. We tried to get over to the beach (Virginia Beach) but would have had to park too far away for her to walk it easily.
So, today, trying to get properly motivated, I created my departure list and noted all the crap I have to do to get things back to normal (including cleaning inside the engine compartment, which can probably wait a little longer, I just need to sop up some wet in there).
We have a bunch of stuff to do to get ready though. JoAnne is going to be working on some stuff in the aft cabin, and we need to move towels and things around. We need to stow a bunch of shoes and loose “missiles” lol.
The plan, as it stands, is to sail all the way up there once we’re out of the channel here. Two or three slow days of travel. No rush. (Oh, and we have to get the car there first….. yikes)
Anyway, today, we get started. We’re looking at moving early next week at this point. Updates to follow.
Update: 13:00 Monday May 9, 2016, Completely removed everything from aft head, went through it, tossed out items and returned the towels to their proper locker. Cleaned bathroom, toiled, sink, walls, etc. Looks better. Galley area is cleared of 90% of the towels which should be in bathroom anyway. The others are the cheap terrycloth towels we buy at hardware stores to act like general purpose wipes and cleaning. Those remain in the galley for now.
Rearranged some stuff in one locker, moved BEER to the fridge where it belongs. Even if the fridge doesn’t work, at least I can find the BEER now.. lol Time for lunch and figure out what we’re doing for dinner later. Not sure yet.
Did some cleaning on the deck. A lot of the teak varnish is gone now. All but the cockpit and bow platform. A lot of is looks horrible, just peeling off. So I took a scraper and my broom and dustpan up and cleaned as much as I can reach with the scraper. I picked up some Sikken’s teak varnish for the butterfly hatch at Kurt’s suggestion. I have some other varnish I got from Lowe’s last year and I’ll do a couple places to compare the types and see what’s what. The stuff from Lowes is less than half the cost. I know a lot of people say “You get what you pay for” but over the years, I’ve figured out that what works, just works. If it’s more expensive it doesn’t make it better, it makes it more expensive. I’ll see from experimentation. I’ve got the summer here, and then we’re headed south to chase the summer time. So I’ll have almost a year of sun light on the decks and wood to see how it goes.