The first weeks of boat ownership

I have owned a boat for three weeks now.  It has been a fun three weeks, despite it being the end of the season, and having a ton of projects to finish before the snow flies I have still managed four trips out on the boat, two were just “get the feet wet” simple cruises in the harbor, but twice now I have done the circle tour of Park Point, or as we call it, “going around the horn.”

The circle of Park Point actually is about an 18 mile jaunt from dock to dock, and I am planning to pulverize that record this weekend if the weather holds and I can find one more deckhand.

Alas, sometimes finding sailors willing to do overnight cruises when it is going to be 45 degrees out is not so easy.

I only have about two weeks left before the boat comes out for the winter and gets put away until spring.

Alas, these short seasons, and it looks like it is going to be a hard winter!

But Big Bird is doing fine!

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