To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

New Year Jobs

New Years Eve: Red Ranger, Creola, Joie de Vivre and Voyager II. Pizza, a little champagne. Whitby 42 talk. I waved the camera around, but didn't even get half the group. Rick got some better pictures, I'll try to post them.


CA has washed just about the entire deck. Carefully. Hands-and-knees. Scrub brush. Soap and water.

She was stopped by two days of steady, driving rain.

That's a good rinse, I guess. But keeping the boat closed up when it's cold and rainy means the interior gets damp, too. There's condensation everywhere

We think we may have found another deck leak. Emphasize "may". We find the evidence on the floor, but finding the source is trouble. It could be about anywhere.


We're (finally) running low on sweet potatoes. We left Deltaville with a bushel of potatoes. When they're farm-fresh, they keep well. We've had months of meals from a $13.00 bushel of potatoes. Good deal.

We have our new Fusion MS-RA205 stereo. That means I have a job to do. Something other than helping CA move the hose around and turn the dock water on and off.

We're going remove our Charlie Noble. We pulled out the Dickinson heater. We doubt that we'll ever replace it. So the flue and related hardware are all going overboard. And that means plugging the big-old chimney hole in the deck.

I think a Vetus Athos mushroom vent is just the thing. I think it is likely to fit the existing hole. It should seal up reasonably water-tight. And it can be opened in warm weather to be a vent.

CA's dad sent us a link to an insane YouTube video: Fishing Boats in Rough Sea. Somehow, he got the email version with some nonsense about Columbia River. The video is captioned as coming from New Zealand. It shows a very difficult river entrance.