Friday was supposed to be an unlucky day to leave anyway

We’re not leaving today.

We got to the boat yesterday at midnight, rather than midday as planned. Moving out of the apartment and getting everything into storage took much longer than planned. Without Scott Wilson’s help, the truck never would have loaded at all.

Based on our late arrival at the boat, we decided on a noon departure so Jennifer could cut cushions for the aft cabin. The final straw was the non-delivery of some tax documents Jennifer must physically sign — I haven’t figured out why sending us a PDF to print that Jennifer could sign wouldn’t work.

At that point, we decided we’d leave tomorrow. [As I write this, Jennifer is traveling to the UPS for her document in a car Dennis Canty as loaned us. The cushions came out very well.]

BTW, for those who are following the engine storyline, I turned the key this morning, after having let the engine sit for a few days, and the engine started immediately, idled well, as the revs ran up.

When Jennifer returns, we’ll fuel up and be ready to leave early mañana.

First stop, Port Townsend.

A longer post to follow tonight or across the weekend.

Author: johnjuliano

One-third owner of Caro Babbo, co-captain and in command whenever Caro Babbo is under sail.

12 thoughts on “Friday was supposed to be an unlucky day to leave anyway”

  1. I’ll take advantage of your delay — it gives me a chance to wish you bon voyage before you set out. I’m looking forward to following your blog posts along the way, best wishes.

    1. Thank you, Duncan.

      I’m taking the down day to start a post on corning beef. We have no refrigeration on board, so food preservation become more important.

      We have block of ice today, and some ”fresh” turkey and chicken from the apartment freezer, but that will all be over in a few days. Even fresh meat will keep a few days with no refrigeration.

      The beef has been salted in baggy. It is still red, but that will change soon.

      1. Well, that’s another thing I hadn’t considered! When you said you’d be sailing to Alaska, I had a mental picture of you working your way up the coastline, never quite out of sight of land, always close enough to go ashore to do the grocery shopping. Wrong?

        1. As we get further north, places to go in and go shopping become fewer and fewer .

          This is also practice for going offshore.

  2. Great! Get off to a fresh start.

    Bright eyed and bushy tailed.

    Although what a bushy tail would be doing on a ocean sailing boat is beyond me!
    Auguri, Andare con Dio!

    The Original Babbo!

  3. This is Neptune’s will, I am sure of it. A Saturday departure is much safer all the way around. Weather is supposed to be better tomorrow, anyway. And now you have a full day at the boat to get settled in before heading out.

    Have a nice, relaxing sail to Port Townsend!

  4. Hi John,

    I have been reading all your previous posts. It is a great story from prepping the engines to painting the boat. This pretext set the pace of the journey that was about to begin. As you start on your journey I am excited and eager to read and know more about the voyage. All the best.


  5. A bit late (you’ve probably set off by now), but wishing you a safe and fun journey! Have a wonderful adventure and we look forward to catching up in Juneau . . . .

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