awwww yeah! Owarei desu! yokatta! I’m final officially done with the move now. I took s/v Zen to her new marina. Whooohoo!
I drove the car over to the temporary rest marina in Oakland this morning. Fired up the boat and had an easy cast off even with a fair wind blowing across the bow, it still worked out smooth, with a bit of a spring line to get me going in the right direction.
It was just a 10 min motor over to the new home port, Alameda Marina. The tricky part was finding my slip. I knew where it was suppose to be, but on the water things looked different. After about 6 or 8 circles, I went for where I thought it was.
Just as I started down the fairway the harbor master comes out to meet me. I ask is that me down there. Yup he says and I was good to go. As I am heading in a notice yet another Islander. That makes 3 I have seen at this marina, two other on my fairway. They are both I-30′s
After an easy dock I head to the office for paperwork. Smooth and painless I get my gates passses and I am done. I head back to the boat to get my bike to ride back to the other marina to pickup my car and return the marina keys…and it hits me!!!! DOH!!! I left the key to the bike lock in the car… at the other marina. What to do , what to do. I could walk, or boat back, or saw the lock off. Sigh, I went for the saw. some 15 min later I was biking my way back to pickup my car. Once there returned the keys and it was a done deal.
I moved the Islander to the Island, we are officially all Island residents…cool!
Now after my Mountian Zen & Kyudo retreat I get in some local sailing, on the Islander from the Island.