We arrived back in Miami on Feb 9th, and turned over XYZZY to the Mondo Team for cleaning and staging. We settled back into a rental condo for the week, and I was really surprised how much I missed being on board. But it was great fun to meet Peter and Steve who came over from Fusion Austrailia to see the debut US Fusion 40, and we had a wonderful reception at the Miami Boat Show. We met so many folks with dreams similar to ours, some at the beginning of their search, and some coming close to the end, and we really enjoyed sharing our journey with them all. We were certainly the smallest catamaran at the show, but definitely the prettiest as well, and not only by our judgment! XYZZY is definitely a unique package!
|XYZZY at the Miami Boat Show - the prettiest little cat!|
|Peter and Steve from Fusion Australia with Rian|
|Our Mondo Team|
Our CGSC friends then threw a dock party on Thursday the 18th, and we had the pleasure of sharing our new home with all our old friends. It was wonderful to see everyone and show them what we've been working on so hard for the past five years.
|CGSC Welcomes XYZZY!|
|Parked at the Main Dock|
|Jon, Autumn, and RJ go Exploring|
|Faro Blanco Yacht Club - Marathon FL|
|An Early Morning Swim|
Over the next few weeks we are looking forward to a vist from our older son and his family, and to continuing to cruise around South Florida. We will be aiming to end up back in Sarasota at the beginning of April, for some additional work before the Sarasota Boat Show. After that our tentative plans are to head up the ICW to go north for the comin hurricane season, and spend the summer along the East Coast. We hope to get up to see friends in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine, before needing to head back down for the fall boat shows.
And so, our blog will transition from a build commentary to a cruising commentary, as we begin our real adventure!