June 2 2017
@(/#$!...... I don't even know where to begin. But my adventure is over before it began... shortly after these smile filled photos were taken earlier, during our sail from San Rafael to Sausalito, our engine begin to smoke and with
further diagnosis, and some input from Skipper, it was revealed that the repeated water pump issue for the last two years had reached a literal boiling point. So after being towed into the marina, and during a would-be mechanic turning a wrench to make repairs,
there was a weakened corroded spot that when forced during a tightening of a bolt.... the engine block cracked... (imagine your car, throwing a rod... seizing from being ran with no oil for a long period of time... and needing a new engine)
In the big
picture of life, this too is inconsequential I'm sure. However, 1800 miles of hugs and goodbyes, 30 days of travel, preparation, and several hundreds of dollars being spent for this day, 400 + followers on my website designed specifically for this trip, my
living accommodations in Battle Ground being definitely disrupted, and now straddled with an uncertainty as to what to do or where to go next while here in Sausalito, it's slightly more than inconsequential to my world.
So..... I'm sorry I have no adventure
of a lifetime to share... I'm truly numb, in disbelief and disappointed, more than a bit angry and more than slightly (______________) fill in the blank.
Please check back, though it might take me a moment, or two.... I'm still out traveling and seeking.
New smiles... New adventures... New pics......