By S/V Lealea | February 14, 2016 at 02:43 PM EST | 2 comments
by the First Mate
Pancakes for breakfast but these ones were extra special. At a dinner we attended last week we sat next to a lady named Marietta and during the course of our conversation the topic moved to Sourdough. Turns out she has a 100 yr old starter that came from a family living on the Wrangell Narrows which she said she would be happy to share. I have been reluctant to take on a starter prior to this, especially one of this heritage, because of the care and feeding instructions. Marietta brushed off my concern, "There is always another starter out there if you kill this one." I see lots of Sourdough pancakes and rolls in the near future.
It feels like Spring in Petersburg at the moment. We have had three very warm, dry days with temperatures in the high 40's. Perfect weather for getting things done.
The dodger is off and the mast is ready to come down. We had the weather yesterday but Chuck managed to catch a bit of a cold and did not feel up to the task. While Chuck was working at the house I was able to remove the fore and aft seats and the starboard side settee. All that remains of the interior are the galley area, the faces of the lockers against the hull and the main bulkhead. Awnings will be washed by this afternoon and after they are dry they'll go to "Sew What" for repairs. Refit Video No. 10 uploaded last night.
Made a run to the Salvation Army to drop off "stuff". As I handed over the bag to the volunteer I wasn't thinking about any of the items in the bag but rather the weight, thirty pounds of unnecessary weight gone. Woohoo!