Friday April 25th. Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow.

Written by Jack van Ommen on April 26th, 2014

I worked a good part of the day on the boat. It was the first time that I got a chance to familiarize myself with my new home. On the first short visits I tended to be preoccupied by missing the familiar layout I had become so attached to in the 33 years with “Fleetwood”. But today I kept finding features that are definitely better thought out. And the boat is structurally in better condition and has had a lot less wear and tear than my old boat. I am very pleased and I, and friends and family I expect, am going to have a lot of fun with my new friend.

It hailed, a double rainbow and sunshine between showers.

I intend to bring the boat tomorrow to Gig Harbor and then do the haul out in Tacoma right after I come back from California on May 13th.

Help is coming from several directions in response to the items I listed in my last “Resurrection”¬†mailing.¬†Windvane, inflatable dinghy, folding bike, life raft are already checked off.¬†

on right my youngest granddaughter Olivia playing La Crosse at Stadium Hi-School, Tacoma

on right my youngest granddaughter Olivia playing La Crosse at Stadium Hi-School, Tacoma

A double rainbow

A double rainbow

The new boat in Olympia at the end of the Rainbow.

The new boat in Olympia at the end of the Rainbow.

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Pete Clement says:

    Jack, You are indeed a lucky man. To completely lose your cherished traveling home, find another one for sale (of only three built?), and so close to your current port of call, and have such friends who will help you rebuild your dream?? The stars are right for, you my friend.

  2. Yes, I feel very lucky and blessed. Kelly helped me to get a favorable mooring arrangement. You started it all with the back stay rigging in 2004. Just tied the boat up for temporary parking compliments of Joan neighbor of the Drohans. I am on a roll!

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