It has been a long, hot summer here in Florida, and XYZZY is slowly coming together, taking shape furtively under a big, blue tarp. The summer rains and winds have hampered the work, and blew apart our gantry crane. In the last few weeks, we've been able to note some steady progress, and finally, recognizable parts are starting to emerge. We hope to have the coach roof in place this week, or next, and when it is, we will go visit to take more pictures and have our first umbrella drinks in our cockpit!
But in the meantime, I thought I would regal our readers with a (true) tale of "What We Did on Our Summer Vacation". After all, school has started, and isn't that every student's first assignment? So read our true tale, and after you're through, you will understand why we've been kind of lying low since then.
Most people we tell our story to have asked whether I'm ever going on another boat, or whether we're abandoning our boat build. To be honest, that never really crossed my mind during that very long night...but I definitely think I will stick to catamarans from here on out! Many thanks to Ron, Dottie, Cathy, and Marc, for being wonderful crewmates and for weathering the storms with us.