Our departure from San Diego has been rescheduled for tomorrow. With a few last minute repairs and plans necessary we felt it best last week to postpone our departure. There is no point in rushing things, after all we have the rest of the year for our journey and we want to make sure everything is in order. (See where we are on this Map)
After inviting a Coast Guard representative to do a safety check of our vessel we discovered that our bow navigation light was no longer working. Today we had an electrician help troubleshoot the problem while I was troubleshooting why our ham radio email was not transmitting.
Each of the kids were tackling a long list of projects. Orin was scrubbing the decks, Eli scrubbing the heads, Teyauna washing the floors, Dailin assisting the electrician in running new wires and Jaeden etching the ID number in the hull. Kirsten and Alyssa in the meantime were stocking up on more provisions and the fruits and vegetables which will probably only last a week. Near the end of the day Kirsten and the kids were all cleaning up the boat while I returned the rental car and grabbed a few last items at Costco. It was an exhausting day but we feel much closer to our imminent departure.
It has been sad to say goodbye to friends and it has been exciting to think about the start of our adventure together. Hard to think that after so many months of preparing we are ready to set sail for the big blue ocean. Our Puddle Jump adventure is about to begin.