May 2, 2014
Remember our last post titled “Underway at last!”? Well, we had to take a detour. We spent ~8 days in Vero Beach testing all our systems and we had a few hiccups. The culprits: bilge pump (running too often), outboard motor (not starting easily), and the head (not pumping water back into the bowl.) The showstopper is the head. We can use it if we flush with fresh water, but that is not ideal in the Bahamas where we would be conserving water.
In addition, George’s Dad has been admitted to the hospital with a hernia.
So… we decided to come back to Telemar Marina in Melbourne and get these things taken care of. We will regroup and head out again soon… stay tuned!
While we were in Vero Beach we had a nice time meeting up with other cruisers and just generally relaxing. It really is a small world, we met up with s/v Door into Summer from St. Pete whom we met last summer in Treasure Cay and friends on s/v Kristali who were returning from 5 months in the Bahamas.