After spending 10 months living aboard, learning, repairing, maintaining, cleaning, and generally getting to grips with our boat, we’re planning her first real Journey to kick off our adventure,,,
Jay and I have decided to enter the FUBAR 2013 Rally! http://www.fubar2013.com
I’m extremely pleased and exciting about the decision, but as we make preparations I’m beginning to realize we’ll never really be ready,,,so many plans and ‘things-to-do’ not yet completed,,, but – none-the-less, we’re outta here! : ) I’m thinking the only thing that will get us in tune with offshore passage-making is just to go ahead and do it. I’ve been planning my whole entire life for this but the only thing that really assures me is that Julie will be by my side.
Update: 31/Aug/2013 – I’m still working offshore, and not at home (on the boat) sorting the endless list of things to do. The feeling of “time is running out” is palpable. When I get back to Vancouver, we’ll have our 25th Wedding Anniversary / vessel re-naming ceremony / Bon Voyage party all wrapped into one weekend party. Now that doesn’t sound too bad! Then I guess,,, we recover,,,,, & go!
OCTOBER 12th, 2013 Vessel Re-naming/Christening Ceremony
Well, the day finally came, when we celebrated many great things: 1. Bon Voyage party, 2. Vessel re-naming (& boat Christening), 3, Chloe’s 22nd Birthday Party and, 4. our (Julie & Andy’s) 25th wedding anniversary! The day and night were a great success, solely due to our fantastic friends and family. : ) Christening and Party photos below:
“the Christening Ceremony”
“Our Son, Kal, with Chloe. Sadly, Kal is staying behind in Vancouver to continue Gymnastics.”
“Chloe, with her Boyfriend, Blair”
renaming ceremony for INFINITY ∞
“Oh mighty GOD …and great rulers of the Seas and oceans, to whom all ships pay homage, we implore you,,,in your graciousness to take unto your records this worthy vessel, ensuring her safe and rapid passage throughout her journeys. In appreciation of your munificence, dispensation and in honor of your greatness, we offer this libation…
Oh mighty GOD … & great rulers of the Winds, through whose power our vessel traverses your domain, we implore you to grant this worthy vessel the benefits and pleasures of your bounty, ensuring us your gentle ministration according to our needs.
“Standing before you God, we name this ship… INFINITY ∞ May she bring safe passage and good fortune to all who sail on her.”
“Dear Father, today in the witness of our friends & family, we give you… INFINITY ∞…with the prayer that she will forever be in your service & that the blessings of goodness, love and the grace of your kingdom will touch all who come in contact with her wherever she may be. We pray for your presence in all circumstances, keeping harm far away and with a guiding light toward a destination of your choosing.
We ask this prayer on INFINITY‘s Christening Day, in Your Holy Name. Amen.”
,,,now a few printable party shots,,,
OCTOBER 13th, 2013 Canadian Thanksgiving
“Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with Family,,,this is how I like to roll! ; )”
OCTOBER 13th, 2013 Chloe’s 22nd Birthday
OCTOBER 15th, 2013 Departure Day finally Arrives.
“leaving Vancouver behind,,,”