By September 24, we are back on the boat full-time. For a few days I am sorely missing carpet, huge kitchens full of appliances, a warm house, space, etc. On Saturday, we have a nautical sleepover with my niece. On Sunday, we celebrate her 7th birthday and then say our final goodbyes. We spend the next few days frantically running errands and re-provisioning while we still have our car (it will stay in NH until our trip is over).
Thanks to the Kittery Yacht Yard, the boat now has hot water, a working fridge and repaired lazarettes (teak storage compartments in the deck). We spend some time in the library to try and catch up on paperwork.