Sum It Up Sunday: 4 Days and Counting!

Sunday, May 04, 2014S.V. CAMBRIA

The weather was beautiful last week and we accomplished a lot on board but have a long way to go before we’re ready to drop our lines Thursday morning and head north for the season.

Our new portable freezer arrived last Wednesday and we moved it from the truck to the cockpit Sunday afternoon where it sat for a couple of days and mocked us with its hugeness – how the hell were we going to get it into the boat and its new home, the shed?  Based on the manufacturer’s measurements, the unit was 0.6 of an inch too large and David had already devised a complicated plan to remove the doorjamb to the shed, move the freezer in, and then re-attach the jamb – a job he was dreading.  As luck would have it, the measurements were off in our favour and once we removed the freezer lid, we had plenty of room to manoeuver the beast.  For once, the entire process turned out to be a nonevent. 

Cambria's newly sealed decks and freshly waxed hull.

The rest of the week, we tackled jobs outside.  After cleaning all the green off the decks last week, David was finally able to get back out there and seal them.  On Thursday and Friday, we polished and waxed the hull – a job that’s a lot more difficult when the boat’s in the water.  Cambria’s hull is larger than it looks, so we weren’t disappointed when the weather changed yesterday and the rain set back in giving us a day off to enjoy the first farmer’s market of the season.  Unfortunately, most of the booths were selling crafts instead of fresh produce, but it was still fun to walk around and take in all wares.  I even managed to finally take the marina’s electric car for a spin – something I’ve wanted to do for a while now.

The Kingston Farmer's Market.
A few things that caught my eye at the market - it would be great to grow fresh strawberries on board and who wouldn't love an endless supply of hand-spun yarn!
The forecast for the next few days isn’t very good which is going to make completing our final jobs more difficult, but we’ll still be ready to drop our lines Thursday morning.  For the first time in a while, I’m nervous about leaving.  Sally’s health is stable right now but it’s possible that the change will cause her some stress; and when that happens, she basically falls apart both mentally and physically.  On the other hand, we could find that being exposed to new environments will help stimulate her like it’s done in the past.  You never really know what to expect when it comes to Sally, but I guess we’re going to find out soon enough.

If you visit the Port of Kingston, make sure to borrow the electric car to visit the shops!

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  1. Just catching up with your blog an wondered if there is a way to keep abreast of your travels via email? I don't see a way to subscribe that way. Hope you guys get off the dock soon!

  2. Absolutely! I added an email subscription option to our home page just under the Blog Catagories. And thank you, I hope we get away soon, too. It looks like Wednesday or Thursday -- David's feeling the pain from the latest project, so he needs another day or two to rest up.