Mid-October and on…
We expend quite a bit of energy getting the Columbia III ready for winter. We remove all the bedding and mattresses. We remove all the books. We strip her bare to avoid any mildewing problems and we thoroughly clean her. We remove anything we can off the roof to be placed in storage such as the life jacket box and storage lockers. All the kayaks are put in storage over the winter. We empty the stern storage area (the lazarette) so there is good air flow to keep the stern dry and sound. There are several circulation fans placed throughout the vessel to keep her warm and dry for the winter.
And we headed back into the office to finalize our 2007 season and send out our material to past guests and inquiries.
Note the Columbia III out our kitchen window.