Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Opua: 4; 50
The above two photographs were taken 7,101 nautical miles; 8,172 miles; 13,151 kilometers; apart.
Four years ago today I became the owner of Moore 24, hull #40, then GROWLER, now GANNET.
Since then she has crossed two-thirds of a continent and the Pacific Ocean.
I have lived aboard her for a little more than one of those years, fourteen months total, mostly in six to eight week segments, but continuously for six months last year from early May to early November.
I am fortunate. GANNET is the right boat for me. She suits me perfectly.
Happy birthday, GANNET.
Yesterday afternoon I worked out on the foredeck, finishing with fifty pain free push-ups. A few months ago I couldn’t do five. The “nearly complete” tear in the supraspinatus will never heal; but the shoulder itself is amazingly better.
I am unpizzaed.
I rowed ashore Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
The sign at the General Store says “Pizza daily from 4:00 p.m.” Apparently Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday aren’t days. I was told that pizza is only available Thursday through Sunday.
I walked to the marina building and showered, then decided to stop at the Opua Cruising Club for a drink. The sign there says: Bar and Bistro open Tuesday through Sunday from 4:00 p.m. It was now 4:30. I went in. No one at the bar. No one in the club house.
I said to myself: Webb, go back to GANNET where you belong.