So this is the first winter for the Columbia III to be under cover in her 56 years of life on the coast. Here we are in sleet and snow and rain and the mothership is snug in her home. I was worried about winter storms and so when we first got home we had a barge drop 5 more 2 ton anchors and we connected them up with 600′ of 2 inch thick rope and another 1 1/2″ steel pin into the shoreline granite to hold everything in place. 8 new 1″ braided nylon lines hold the boat securely in her berth. If a storm hits, I need to be able to sleep at night.
And the office never sleeps . . . we send out our 2012 schedule to past guests and to people who have inquired but not yet joined us . . . friends we have yet to meet . . . Here Miray is thinking, ” Let’s see, 500 little sticky labels on 500 envelopes with 500 pieces of paper to go inside and 500 stamps to stick on . . . .