"Thistle" (our home for 12 years) is now our ex-ex-boat.And D & C's ex-boat (their home for almost 6 years).
It now belongs to some guy named John.
In Newport Beach.
Near it's friend and buddy, "Toshal".("Toshal" and "Thistle" were best friends back in 1998 in Mexico ~ both Bill Tripp designed boats. Hung out a lot. Buddy boated a lot. Probably dated. Too bad they didn't make baby Tripps. Could have made a lot of money...)
We had a little cross between a celebration and a goodbye the other night.
Kind of funny, because Dave & Cherryl were off looking at a trawler to buy, so Jim & I pretty much made ourselves at home on our ex-boat.
Had a glass of wine.
Jim dug in the fridge and found a Sierra Nevada.
I took some pics.
Sat in the captain's chair.
Got amazed at the size of the winches.
Got amazed at the size of the docklines.
Had a little champagne.
Said goodbye to
Said goodbye to the fireplace.
Told a few stories.
Had a few laughs.Shed a few tears...