Friday, January 28, 2011
We accepted an offer on Pelagic today. The offer was quite a bit lower than what we had hoped for, but with Taiko set to close on Saturday, it was clearly time to end the Pelagic years. I have never been very nostalgic about boats, but I must admit that when I was tidying things up on Pelagic before I left Tassie to look at this new boat it felt strange to just be leaving her there, tied up in the marina indefinitely, idle. She's been a very good boat for us, really as good a boat for sailing from Alaska to Australia as we could have gotten on our budget, and I'll be glad to see her passed along to someone else to be sailed around Tassie for a while.
So, we suddenly have agreements to sell one boat and buy another, and the end of the year-long boat-swap process is before us. I hope it's a long long time until we change boats again!
The picture above was taken in the Kenai Fjords, about a week after we left Kodiak.