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The Artful Dodger II

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quick update

Quick Update

Things have been put on hold for the moment with respect to pushing off as we are still seeing specialist, and waiting for results and possible appointments for some small surgery. It has taken a full year to get this issue dealt with, so hopefully all will be done and our date set to head off. I must say it is a little bit of a set back but we are packed and ready to go. Will report back in a few days with the new update.

On another note we went through hurricane Bill weather the other night with Artful completely stripped down. The ride with the wind and rain lasted about 3 hours and at times have to admit I found it scary.
The wind when it came sounded just like a freight train, and the boat would be jerked from the dock and one could hear the lines stretching as well we thought at any moment they might give way.
In the picture you can see how the boat was taken apart and the dock lines set out, I also put lines across to the other side of the channel and tide to huge rocks. Later in the night I tighten those lines and made ready for the up coming storm.
We also left little dodge in the water behind us to ride out the storm as well. I might also point out the wind came on the bow, and so we were placed better for what was coming our way.
Its been a long month of August waiting for answers, but they are now close at hand, we also have some company coming in a few days who I know will give us both a pickup. The person is non other than Karin's mom a real trooper.
I would also say you should check out the Trowbridge link here on my blog as they are a present heading through the North west Passage, and think you might find it a good read, not to mention very interesting.

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