"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

September 24, 2014

Sept. 23 – Jacksonville, FL

Lamb’s Yacht Center

“We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again.” -Chasing Mavericks

We've been busy the last three days working hard on the Texas Pearl. I have wiped down every surface on the boat, polished all the wood and washed all the bedding. Stan has done dozens of small jobs including changing the oil in the engines, fixing the wash down pump on the bow, cleaned the water pump, worked on the shower head, replaced several electrical plugs, changed light bulbs, installed a new microwave, caulked fitting around the windless and figured out how to remove the old refrigerator to make room for the new one.

Yesterday I went to Palm Casual and ordered wicker furniture for the aft deck and began collecting things to stock the galley. We'll only have the bare essential onboard for the trip home. There'll be plenty of time later to full equip and decorate her. Today we had her hauled out for a new bottom job, polish the hull and have her new name painted on the transom. We will start moving The Pearl south on Saturday and return next week to get the Texas Pearl ready for her trip home.

Moving Texas Pearl to the travel lift
On the hard

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