Patiently waiting at the KKMI boatyard for the hired help to step the mast, Pat, Josh, Rod and I spend our days at leisure cooking big breakfasts/dinners, doing no exercise and having the occasional cocktail.
My perception of the “Pacific Wanderer” has completely changed since the cold dark Monday night when we arrived to a boat with no power or plumbing. My sleeping quarters, the “Chart Room” has transformed into a very peaceful place for me. When I get up from my room, go through the kitchen and enter the living room it is beginning to feel more like an apartment than a sail boat. It is a great feeling, one that not many will experience. All the modern amenities are present here on the Wanderer, just in a compact rudimentary form. Hopefully this relaxed feeling will stay with us as we expose ourselves to the power of the ocean. Colossal waves and the hum of a huge diesel engine may change the water on the beans.