… or 175 days, to be exact., before I sail off and
sink somewhere exotic start my circumnavigation, if I still take the 31st of May as my last work day / leaving date.
I’m caught between feeling that’s soooooo far away, which oscillates to ‘oh god I don’t have enough time to do everything’ with alarming rapidity. Depending on how good a day at work I’m having I guess.
175 days and a massive 78% of the way to my savings – at this rate I am ahead of where I need to be, meaning that I can probably leave a month or too earlier or (more likely) do some fancy-pants stuff like build a desalinator (turns seawater to fresh) or something. In the end it probably depends on how miffed I am at my job and what the weather is doing.
Grab-bag list of stuff I still need to do
- Finish building Windvane
- Finish Lithium install
- Build a Dodger
- Switch out chainplates/retune rig
- Get liferaft recertified
- finish installing reefing system (put 3rd reef hardware in, install the bits from rigrite for jam cleats on boom, install winch on mast side)
And then optional bits
- install a water maker
- pull mast and give everything a good going over (last time it was pulled was 2/3 years ago)
- finish making curtains
- better mounting for portabote
It’s a fair amount of stuff. The dodger is the one I am most worried about as
a) it requires a lot of outside work, and most of the time it will be winter, meaning
b) it will be freezing outside and last time I did glasswork in cold temperatures it looked like someone had barfed all over the boat, plus
c) I have literally no idea how to even go about starting this
Anyway. I am sure it will be fine. I will leave you with a couple of ~spooky~ pictures one morning when I woke up for woke in a fog covered harbour. Winter, eh?!