Yes! Wild Horses is in the water. Our launch yesterday (May 11) went very well. The crew at Loyalist Cove Marina are experts so it was stress-free watching Wild Horses get lifted out of her cradle by the travel lift, then carefully driven to the launching well and set in the water.
Stress-free is something we needed in spades as our lead up to launching was quite the roller coaster. Here are the Coles notes:
What went well
It is the “see below” bits that raised our heart rates and frustration. So let’s get into it.
What didn’t go so well
Sigh. Thankfully issues came up mostly one at a time. In other words, we would solve one issue before the next popped up. This is much easier to manage so it mostly kept questions like “why is this fun?”, or thoughts of selling the boat, at bay. Mostly 😉.
Now Wild Horses is docked at our temporary slip at Loyalist Cove Marina. We will spend the next few days getting her ship shape on the interior, stocking up the fridge and freezer and readying her for the short trip to Trident Yacht Club. Our plan is to arrive at our club on Friday afternoon.
The boating season has begun for us and, this time, it will see us going south to the Caribbean!
Victoria is a hiker, dog-lover, blog writer and planner extraordinaire. Oh, yeah and she is kind of fond of living on a boat.