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APRIL FOOL’S DAY—Destiny Sinks at Launch!!

 

Don't Drop it Boys

Don't Drop it Boys

JUST KIDDING!!!

After several days of preparation that included everything from scrubbing dirt off the boat to readying the engine and generator we splashed on April 1st about 1430 hours.  However the April Fools “joke” was on us as the batteries for the main engine had inexplicably drained, the engine wouldn’t start and we were more than a little embarrassed to be walked around the dock and tied to the quay by the travel lift while we recharged them overnight. 

 The good news was that we were in the water, knew what the problem was and by the next morning having charged the batteries were off to our slip at Marina Dalmacija. 

Up goes the Main Sail

Up goes the Main Sail

Jolie is settling into her routine as a boat dog, although we are stopping at vet’s along the way to stay on top of a medical problem.  Hard to say which is more expensive, the boat or Jolie—but both are well worth it.  Last night on her final walk of the day she took a sharp turn off the dock in the dark and landed in the drink.  Hard to say who was more shaken—Jolie who hit the cold water or Kent who had to fish her out.  All is well and we are keeping her on a short leash.

 

Jolie settles in

Jolie settles in

So we are now at anchor outside the marina (saving about 65 Euros a night).  The weather has been in the 50’s at night and mid-60’s during the day.  Sunny for the most part and very much like New England in late May.   We’ll be starting south toward Dubrovnik in the next day to two depending on weather but for now are just enjoying being back on the water and the sound of the wind in our rigging. 

S/V Destiny, Sukosan, Croatia

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  1. April 3rd, 2010 at 16:30 | #1

    Your title sure caught our attention! April fool was great! We love to follow your journey and are currently enjoying ours thru the Florida Keys. I keep our photos, etc. on Facebook in case you have that, you could look for me at: Cindy Valutis Goebel or [email protected]. Steve has facebook also: Steve Goebel Happy Easter and glad all is well! Enjoy!

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