Aboard the Sailing Vessel

March 29, 2004

Ft. Lauderdale Has Been Fun But We are Ready to Move On
When I reset the minutes on my cell phone earlier this week I realized that Shibumi was berthed in the same spot last month when my cell minutes changed over... We have been here longer than one month. We have been so occupied with various pursuits that we didn't notice the time slipping away.

Quick Overview of
Our Stay in Ft.Lauderdale

Feb 18: Arrived Las Olas Marina
Feb 20: Moved Shibumi from Las Olas Marina to Isle of Venice
Feb 21: Jill's first city bus ride; dockside cook-out
Feb 22: Rode dinghy around the canals
Feb 25: Jan climbs the mast of Superstar
Feb 26: Began autopilot project; Hosted dinner aboard Shibumi
Feb 27: Bus ride and boat shoe shopping
Feb 28: Trip to post office with Irv and Jayne. We finally get some mail.
Feb 29: Meeting the neighbors; Walked to beach
Mar 01: watched video: Captain Ron
Mar 02: Continued autopilot project; Launched tender to Superstar
Mar 03: Wireless modem went on the blink; Pot luck dinner; Dropped cell phone in canal
Mar 05: Dinner at Casablanca with Irv and Jayne
Mar 06: Breakfast at the Bahia Cabana: Shopping at Sawgrass Mall; Visit to Internet Cafe; Scouted out the boatyard that Shibumi will be hauled out of the water for depth sounder and speend sensor fittings; Cleaned the bottom of the Porta-Bote; Sailing vessels Karaya and Superstar departed for the Bahamas
Mar 09: Moved Shibumi to Playboy Marine; Replaced speed log and depth sounder
Mar 11: Mishap at pump-out station; Dinner at the Jade Palace
Mar 12: Myles Whitt worked on autopilot; Dinner with Geoff and Ann at Sangaela's dock.
Mar 13: Cleaned bilges - disconnected the shower bilge box that Pete had contructed; Lunch along the New River; IMAX Movie: Intl Space Station
Mar 14: Re-arranged cockpit lazarrettes; Met Stanley Williams a Brother from St. Lucia. We talked boats and about his travels aboard sailboats that he has delivered for people as captain... his life in St. Lucia as a Rassdafarian in the mountains and his coming trip to BVI with Jeff and Carolee aboard Contessa.... He is to paint Shibumi's deck when he gets back...
Mar 17: Steve Silverman helped me replace stanchion; Boris did the carpentry work above refridgerator unit to help us reach the stanchion; Dinner at Aruba with Jeff, Carolee and Stanley; Late night discussion at pool: Terry, Cliff, John and others. Started with the movie "Passion of the Christ" and moved to politics.
Mar 19: Styxx Concert at Gulfsteam Park with Carolee, Jeff, Stanley, Jill and Harry. Bet on races conducted at Santa Anita. Didn't win a thing. Carolee won $8.40.
Mar 21: First day of the spring season. We all help move the sailing vessel Vixen.
Mar 24: Stanley Williams' mother passed away this morning in London
Mar 28: Carolee and Jeff from Contessa cook ribs on the poolside grill for everyone.
Mar 29: Sailed from Ft. Lauderdale for Dinner Key south of Miami

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