|The O'Connor family with SHARKTOOTH WEDGIE!|
|"T" and friends at the parade|
But we will be back at Worton Creek tonight and we'll prepare Nati for the last few days on the "hard". As we predicted we have been working (almost nonstop) on her for 6 + weeks and we have been able to do a whole list of projects. Most were on our list but we even had a few items come up that are now behind us. I won't get into them on this post and will save them for the wrap-up on the next post. All we know is that we are really ready to get into the water and begin our fall trek.
Besides all the work on Nati we have also been able to spend time with Amy & Evan. He is getting bigger by the hour and is now off to Pre-K 1. We expect him to be running for class president at any time!
|"E" is off to school|
Next was a good few days at Binnacle Island with Bob, Steph and Teagan. We didn't have the crowds like we have had in the past but we had a great time. The food was great, the weather behaved and swimming was part of each day. It also gave us a chance to see Tom, Sue and Erika on s/v Ambassador, Larry & Carol on s/v Coral Wave and the Chief and "Jackson" showed up with food and drink.
As mentioned above, we have been really working on Nati.......
Both on the inside and out.....we can't wait to get out of the "sand pit" in order to get her vacuumed out one more time. Just wait until we finish her off.....she will look great!! In the meantime here are a few pictures of what we have been up to.
|New anchor gypsy|
|repair escape hatch|
|Nati soda blasted bottom|
|Anne's workout tools|
|The hull is shining|
|Dick painting in "dick crick:|
|"only a few more coast of paint!"|
The Internet and phone coverage on the east shore of the Chesapeake is horrible. That's one reason for the delay in posting but the real issue is that from morning till the whistle blows we are flat out working away. It will be fun when we can take more that one day off......