August 28, 2011
You’ve probably been wondering what we have been up to since our last Tripsailor entry. Let me try to explain. Our plan was to be leaving Almerimar in March of this year, but things got a bit complicated. I will try to explain. To finance our new Cruising Lifestyle we needed to sell a property. Well because of the financial situation that is effecting us all, the sale took almost a year. We also had another problem with the sale that is to complicated to go into here, but those of you that know us will be fully aware.
So anyway the house sale is now completed, & we have put into place this years plan for next year of leaving Almerimar at the end of March 2012 to commence our cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean.
We have been back to the boat during the year & carried out quite a bit of work. We stripped the old varnish from handrails, window frames etc. & revarnished with Sikkens Cetol Marine. We also recaulked the aft deck. Pleased with the outcome as we now have a leak proof aft cabin.
It wasn’t all work & no play. Our very good friends Sue & Frank came to stay for a couple of days & we had a lovely trip out into the bay for a bit of a swim & sunbathing. Whilst drifting around we had a visit from a Customs Launch. This was our first experience of this, but realised it proabably won’t be the last.
We returned home at the end of October & will be back again in February to complete our plans for heading off at the end of March after antifouling, engine servicing & I am sure a few more jobs that will manifest themselves as & when.
As we travel we will be posting more reports on our blog, so have a look here from time to time to see how we are getting along.