Launching Olive!

June 20th, 2008 by Kip "Galley Master" Jones

We had a busy day today unpacking and stowing the gear we brought and then went to launch the dinghy, Olive. Mark did a BEAUTIFUL job on her and I’ve included a close up detail to show you how the two parts of the clam shell design bolt together.  Walt rowed her over to Geraldine where she now resides on the roof all folded up.

It was foggy and cool all day long though the weekend is supposed to improve. In the afternoon it was 53 degrees here so we have wanted the heat. As I drove to the grocery store to stock up on food I saw huge lupine flowers all about and one patch that was especially gorgeous. I didn’t have the camera with me but asked Randy and Jen to take some pictures tomorrow as they go by; I think the lupines will be taller than Quinlan!

Walt was working on priming the water maker this morning and it now puts out 16 gallons an hour! Isn’t that amazing?! We don’t have to fear taking a shower or washing clothes with this kind of output.

Mark stayed for dinner with us tonight to celebrate the completion of his project! Fun!

3 Responses to “Launching Olive!”

  1. Justin Vance Says:

    I am fairly removed from you guys but I’m excited to keep an eye on your website updates as you set sail. I too have an interest in sailing one day so I will be a frequent visitior. Thank you for posting.

    Blessings,
    Justin Vance

  2. Linda Miller Says:

    Whoo hoo! How exciting.. We will continue to follow your progress and pray for you on this fantastic journey.
    Have fun, stay safe and we will look forward to the pics.

    Love and blessings,

    Linda :-)

  3. Sandee Says:

    Hi Walt and Kip…wow, what a beautiful boat and a great website! While you were wishing for warmer weather out there, we had 107 degrees in San Jose on Friday!! If we meet in the middle somewhere we all will be happy.

    We will keep you all in our prayers, and keep checking up on your voyage. God bless!
    Sandee & Kevin

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