Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hello There Boat

Day 2, May 30. 

After an early breakfast stop at McDonald's, we powered through to Gold River Marina, NS. 

It took just over 8 hours but time went quickly with lots of podcasts and intermittent napping. 

We were reunited with our boat at 6pm local time and upon initial inspection, she looked pretty good. 

The scuppers were clogged with pine needles from the winter but we managed to unclog them easily. 

We then got into beast mode and unpacked the entire contents of the U-Haul and car onto the boat. Using a pulley that normally lifts the dinghy motor, we worked right up until it was dark. 

We found a Tim Hortons that was still open at 10pm for a quick dinner. 

When we got back to the marina, we met a lovely couple who were also living aboard their boat in the same boatyard! We climbed into their cozy boat, chatted and they lent us some hot water bottles to keep us warm tonight. We even exchanged boat cards!! 

I am now lying in our cozy bed, literally surrounded by boxes and bags and tools and food and I-can't-even-remember-what. Matt is drinking a beer and watching the end of the Raptors game. 

Tomorrow the real work begins.

Welcome to Nova Scotia!!

Hooking on yet another big load to be hoisted up.

Passing some boxes through the front hatch (window).

Late night dinner at Timmy's.

Ladder up to our boat.. a tight squeeze!

Now where's my toothbrush?!

The V-Berth where the kids will sleep.

Our cozy bed finally made... we just dropped into it. Tomorrow we unpack.

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