|All packed and ready to go|
|Locking up the boat|
|Our good friends at the dock gave us a warm send-off|
Your bags are all packed.Yesterday we took our car to a friend's place in Bellevue and left it in her garage. We disconnected the battery and put fuel stabilizer in the gas tank. When we went to lock the doors with our remote, we were surprised that it didn't work. Duh, we had disconnected the car's battery, right?
Your belongings are stacked.
Round the world you will go
Just be sure, very sure to come back.
Today we prepared the Pied-a-Mer for leaving it unoccupied for the next four and a half months. We turned off the heat, disconnected the water, shut off the propane, turned off the fridge after giving away all our unused food, serviced the composting toilet, and removed batteries from the smoke alarms (so a possible low battery alarm wouldn't annoy the neighbors).
|The end of our first day, as seen from our friends' house in West Seattle: |
the sun setting behind the Olympics in the background, Bremerton ferry in the foreground.