The extra time wasn't wasted though. We did get a couple of additional important things done on the boat. The first was having the L.E.D. light bulb we bought a few months back installed on the top of the mast. When at anchor you need to have the "anchor light" on top of the mast on all night so other boats know you are there. The old bulb used a lot of electricity so having it on all night was an extra drain on the battery that could be avoided. When we turn the new bulb on, the ammeter on the electrical panel doesn't even budge because it draws so little current. Our friend Butch wanted to try out a new piece of climbing equipment he bought and he offered to go up and do the job. Who was I to say no! Better him than me.
Hopefully, the next installments of the blog will be more about the outdoors and less about boat stuff. We can't wait to untie the lines.