Sunday, January 23, 2011

Overwhelmed

The last few days have been a blur.  It started with pulling into the marina.  The swell in the anchorage was predicted to grow drastically (it's already bad), we were going to Costco to do some major provisioning (and didn't want to drag it back in the dinghy), and the boat needed a serious bath - Marina here we come.  So Thursday morning, I pulled us into the dock.  You did read that right... I pulled us in.  I have never docked the boat before so this was truly a monumental thing.  I'm not sure why I chose now to learn (there are no docks in the South Pacific), but the weather was right and my teacher was fantastic (he didn't yell at me once or even try to take over) and I landed her in there pretty good if I do say so myself.

We took the bus to the airport and rented a car and thus began our three day whirlwind.  Andy got his passport renewed (or at least the process started), we made two trips to Costco, bought a cable we needed for our Sailmail, and ended with a major trip to the Mega (large grocery store).  Why are we doing this now when we're not leaving for another month?  Well, a couple of reasons but the major one was that we just feel like we have so much to do we might as well get started.  It took us several hours to find a place for everything and we actually started an inventory so that we don't lose track of things - I didn't think I was going to do that but now I think we need it.

Attempting to organize... why do I look so happy?
Chaos...
Organized chaos.

I won't bore you with the details, but we're well on our way in terms of provisioning.  It's kind of nice to see all this food and know that we're going to be totally self sufficient out there... making our own water, electricity and having enough to feed everyone for well over 3 months (I know, a bit excessive - just like the # of pictures I've posted here of food).

Today I finished cleaning everything up and Andy is back to working on the boat.  Another few days to enjoy the marina!

2 comments:

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

You're depressing me. We're just going to follow you around and eat your food I think...

Nicole said...

OMG! This is what it looked like in our kitchen the other day after I let Eric go grocery shopping alone. Never again!
This is very intimadating though, did you find a place for everything?

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