It's been a long time since either Jennifer or I made a post, but life sometimes gets in the way. Not in a bad way, just keeping us busy and not affording us the time we would like to be spending on the boat. Actually, as some here already know we live north of Houston, TX and our boat is in Gloucester County, VA so not easy as far as distance goes!
Where was I, oh yea... we moved the boat! We have been trying to move the boat for quite some time, in fact we were already paying for our slip at the new marina, but things kept getting in the way. About a month before the actual move, Jennifer and I flew up to the boat, excited to move her. I arrived ahead of Jennifer and on the day that Jennifer was flying up I got a call from Shawn at the Marina stating that we were having engine problems. Not what I wanted to hear, so I didn't tell Jennifer until she arrived, which I regret, because that night wasn't fun. Just kidding it was okay. Long story short, our house bank of batteries was dead and the only option was to replace them, all 8 of them. This meant no boat moving, although we still had a great time seeing friends and such.
Fast forward to December, we went to visit Jennifer's family in South Carolina and the plan was that I would then leave on Monday to the boat and our friend Jordan was going to fly up to help me that week. While we were in South Carolina I looked at both the weather and the tide schedule and Oh S*&t, the only day we could move the boat was on Monday or Tuesday. Since I already had a ticket for Monday, I chose to keep that flight and pleaded with Jennifer to change her plans and join me at the boat on Monday night! There was no flight to get Jordan there in time, I know she was bummed, but I had no choice. When I picked Jennifer up at the airport the weather for Tuesday was showing thunderstorms and very high winds, not the weather you want to sail in, but we agreed the boat needed to be moved so we would suck it up!
Tuesday morning arrived, we jumped out of bed and behold... NO RAIN! We darted to the boat as fast as we could, got everything squared away, got dock line assistance and we were underway! It was a bit cold, but the seas were calm, barely a meter at times and it was DRY! About an hour into the trip the winds started gusting over 30 Knots and at times nearly 40 knots and the sea state grew to 3 meters, but our boat was built for it, so no worries. At one point I raised the windshield so I could see and told Jennifer who was standing watch near the mizzen to come and have a seat to get warm. Right as she sat down a wave crashed into the cockpit through the open window and now my lovely wife was WET and COLD! Well we made it after just over 3.3 hours and we are happy to have her at the new marina!