Just wanted to add a quick update to the earlier post to say that after quick calls in Mechanicville and Waterford, Ceres is off to Troy to tie up this eve. I spoke with Andy about arrangements just recently. In the background, I heard Captain Steve ask, "Is that the dock with the bar?" Yes, Steve, it is the one with the bar....a guy has gotta have his priorities, I guess. So, if you are in Troy and you want to meet a real character just go to Brown's this evening and look for the guy with the big white beard who looks like he just crawled up from the river. Just to warn you though, Captain Steve is a little shy. Doesn't have too much to say. Pretty hard to get an opinion on any subject out of the guy. Especially anything having to do with boats or sailing. Whatever thoughts he may or may not have on sailing he pretty much keeps to himself.
Tomorrow, while the crew gets to work getting the mast upright, as well as getting to work getting the captain upright, there may be an opportunity to say hello at the docks and perhaps even to make a quick purchase. Our ability to quickly find items within the boat should be much improved over last year. We promise a more lengthy stop in Troy, as well as Waterford and Mechanicville, in the coming weeks.