Its finally getting close. Close enough that we now need to start getting things in order and getting ready to leave for the winter. We spent part of Saturday pulling stuff out of our storage spots and reorganizing. We changed some things around to make better use of our space, and make some things more accessible. But also to make space for supplies. Soon we will need to make a trip to Sams and stock up on paper towels and toilet paper. Can you believe its been a full year since I’ve bought them? I stocked up pretty well last year. I’m told these kinds of things are expensive in the Bahamas, so we try and take what we can store up.
And lets not forget ziplock bags. I use them for everything. Having cardboard boxes such as cereal boxes, are not good to have on board. I’m told it attracts bugs. That’s not something I want to learn the hard way, so I take their word for it and don’t chance it. So as soon as I buy groceries, I get rid of all cardboard.
If we get a good weather window in January, we will take the boat down to St Marys boatyard and have it pulled so we can repaint the bottom. We had hoped we could wait until June or July to have it done with some other things, but it can’t wait. Bad things grow on the bottom of your boat if you don’t keep it clean, and having the right kind of paint on the bottom of the boat will make it easier to clean and slow down the growth of stuff that likes to live on the boat. Hopefully we can get it done quickly. Once its done, we will look for another weather window and head south.
Until then, we will enjoy Jekyll Island some more, go see the kids and my sister at Christmas and enjoy this great weather we are having in December.
Merry Christmas to all. Life is good!