|The good folks at Robinhood Marina bid farewell to s/v Florian |
as she's prepped for transport from Maine to California.
|s/v Florian leaving Robinhood, where she was |
built, and subsequently hauled out & stored over the winter every year.
|Like expectant parents, we watched anxiously as a cluster of |
tornadoes tore through the midwest as Florian was
making her way cross country.
|I will admit to one (1) phone call to the transport company to confirm that|
Florian wasn't in harm's way after watching footage of 18 wheelers
and train cars being hurled in the air like toys.
|Florian arrives at the boat yard inVentura California, and spies her first palm trees. |
They look like locals, standing in a curious cluster, waving hi to the new kid.
|Getting ready to move Florian off the truck.|
|On the travel lift, making her way to the water.|
|Her keel touches the Pacific for the first time.|
|She's moved gently to a working slip to spend a few days getting re-commissioned.|
Doesn't she look so naked without her mast & rigging?