I promised to spare you all the pre-departure boat repairs and upgrades, but it’s a promise I can’t keep: you’ll need to know some of this later. Here, I’ll make it a bullet list, just the big stuff and you’re free to skip past it — your call.
Sweet Adeline pre-departure upgrades and repairs, a partial list:
This list could be much longer, but I’ll be merciful.
You get the idea, it was a busy year of preparations with our August 25, 2022 departure date glowing brightly on the calendar. Trying to juggle the client work while getting all this done, I found myself in high gear for months on end, anxiety and stress creeping in at the edges while never having time to entertain them. Maybe for the best: deprived of oxygen they lose power, provided the finish line can be reached before exhaustion.
Adding to all this, we had a slew of home-base preparations to address: entirely removing your life from land is a surprisingly complex process (and more like a scramble at the end). But it can be done, as so many mariners have demonstrated before.
We persevered in all ways necessary and, that August, were wrapping up the remaining details…
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