S/V Hello World's Travel Log


In Seattle? Liveaboards get to race their houses. The winner gets a hat that says "I have the fastest house on Puget Sound".

Sadly, we received no such hat. We were, in fact, the slowest house on Puget Sound. DFL in sailing terms (Dead F'ing Last). Turns out that everyone else in this race was somewhat serious. We had big plans to take the prize for "boat that most looks like a liveaboard" - bikes on the deck, bbq on the bowrail, dinghy on the davits. We were unaware there was not such a prize (besides, we were too lazy for the bikes and the bbq, so we just went with the dinghy).

That's right. We race with our dinghy.

We went out with Jacob, Julia and CB - had a fantastic time - we even scared another boat at one of the mark roundings with our big anchor - they steered clear!

Slowest house on Puget Sound? Yes, but at least we can sail these days!

This is the closest you will EVER see HW sailing to another boat (if Jason has his way)

Good day on the water.

Well, my part is done

Did you miss us? We have been remiss in posting because a) not much exciting is going on and b) we've been busy working on the fridge project. Still. We're thinking about contacting Guinness because we might just be setting the record for longest running boat project.

But at least my part is done. ;)

Jason asked me to do the easy part. Install the compressor. The old compressor lived in the cockpit locker but we had big plans for the new one - we wanted it in the cabin because the warm air that it generates will be used to circulate in some of the lockers and prevent mold (so goes the plan anyway - we might be kicking ourselves when we get to Mexico).

Here is the newly completed compressor install:

The fridge saga continues...it'll probably get done just in time to head north to Alaska where the glaciers abound and ice cream can be kept frozen outside.