Monday, 29 May 2017

Seward 29th May

Chilly and Rainy in Seward!

We arrived in Seward about three weeks ago and after just a few sunny days, it has been rain, rain and rain ever since. 

Despite the rotten weather, Pekka has been working hard on the boat, and Riitta has occupied herself washing more than thirty loads of laundry in order to get rid of the odours of loneliness and neglect developed aboard our poor boat Sarema during her almost three years of abandonment. 

After almost 30 years of sailing in Alaskan waters, our friends Kathy, Vic, and Boat Dog Skipper had also decided to change venue and continue their sailing adventures on the Great Lakes. Vic, assisted by Sharon and Paul, is presently sailing Capella III towards Bellingham wherefrom the boat will be transported to Lake Superior on a truck. 

We are anxiously waiting for the weather to improve. What we need is only about two, preferably sunny days to finish the painting work after which the boat would be ready for launching. But there just seems to be no end to this continuous rain!!!