Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wake up Wake up Wake up - Clewie update

Roger who is an active 1 year old aussie....  waits not so patiently for Clewie to recharge her batteries.  Yep, after hours of wrestling, she does just want to chill and take a nap.

Wake up Already.......

But this was hours after this.....  continuously and some serious long range sprinting in the yard.

wrestle mania

Wednesday, August 22, 2018






 Yep, it's really true - storage shed is emptied out.  All of our personal belongings are on the boat and will be cruising with us.  Such a great feeling not having to worry about stuff we don't use.  We will be keeping a car and a bike to help us transport ourselves next summer to employment - Many many thanks to our sister for that......

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2 weeks and counting

This is why we chose a hard top bimini.  Greg giving the solar panels a good washing and enjoying standing atop the Bimini.

Already we can tell we are really going to love the bimini.  Having that hard roof above in addition to the super solid feel of the rails around the cockpit, really adds to Pura Vida.

We've been plugging away at projects and will hopefully be finished our must do before the end of August. 

we did get a chancea few weekends ago to go sailing on our old boat - or technically Greg's old boat.  He lived on it when we met just shy of 19 years ago.

One of our active projects is our wind generator.....  We had a vibration since it was installed and upon further investigation, we discovered a bent shaft.  After E marine didn't really take us seriously, we contacted the maker and they are seeming like they are arranging a plan that will let up actually get started cruising with a wind generator.  So, fingers crossed....

**edit: the maker did take care of the issue - returned the original unit and sent us a replacement - which doesn't have a wobble and is quieter.

Finally, need to follow up with this girl......  gosh I miss her... but I know she's happy with Rick.  And once we get cruising, there are going to be many days where her fun to suck ratio would be much lower with us on the boat.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wrapping things up.

ok, 3 weeks to go till we are sailing under that Golden Gate for possibly the last time.  Hoping for clearer weather than the above photo from another trip on our previous boat, Pacifica.

I'm wrapping things up at work - they are letting me work part-time while cruising and then full time again next summer while we fatten up the cruising kitty.  SO, a few little details to sort out.

Just heard from the yard that Pura Vida is cleared to go with a shiny new timing belt and water pump, along with new bottom paint.  By the time this goes out, she will hopefully be back in her Berkeley slip waiting for some romping.  Poor girl hasn't had any fun sailing outings all year - but come September, that's all it'll be about - she'll be living her calling.

Also, as if our final projects weren't enough (though we are not by any means going to be finished our list when we leave), as I was in the City picking up Greg from work last Friday night, a Limo backed into me.... so add to our "must do" list is a trip to the car repair shop - which is where Evie is right now and I'm driving a rental.

Unfortunately, the limo driver who backed into me thinks just giving me his insurance info and telling me he is very sorry is enough.  He's refusing to speak to even his own insurance company.  SO, we might be on the hook for the deductible because being parked with the engine off while a limo backs into you isn't enough for it not to be my fault and responsibility.

Good Grief......

Can't change that we leave in 3 weeks!!!!!!