The room on the left is mine. I watch the sun rise from that deck in the morning.
The sunrises here are magical. And a stairway leads right down to the water for a quick paddle.
Then it's upstairs for a healthy breakfast looking out over the ocean.
If the weather is nice, I mix a long paddle out beyond the breakers with my walks and my 5 Tibetans.
One of my favorite places in St. Francis Bay is the cape. I often go after lunch to get inspired for my writing projects.
The view that awaits me at the yard every day.
The dinghy arrived today! So excited to get this thing out on the water.
I was useful today by knowing there was a harness somewhere in the storage holds of the dinghy. Helped us get it out of the container.
Testing out the bow seat. Soon, it'll be dolphin rather than pavement below me.
The lithium ion batteries are in! This is a massive 24V battery bank.
A view of the mezzanine. The raised platform allows work to proceed at deck level.
Wiring up the safety shutoff switches that protect the lithium ion batteries.
The helm with most of the components installed. This felt like a big deal.
The helm, with most of the components installed.
The aft deck support beam is going on. This will hold the dinghy.
She is the reason Wayfinder's hull is buttery smooth. The fairing and sanding took WEEKS!
Some of the workers here have been here nearly twenty years! It's an amazing crew.
After a while, you feel like family. I'm the crazy uncle that overstayed his welcome.
I love the people working on my boat. Everyone knows what they're doing, and they just do it.
Mario and myself testing out his cushions for the first time. The saloon is SO comfortable with this new layout!
She looks like she's ready to leap out and go sailing!
It started feeling real when the name went on the side of the boat.
Alistair, the artist painting the hull and the paddleboards.
Jaco, the yard manager, is a freakin' genius. And an all-around amazing guy. I now consider him a great friend.
My and my future home. About three weeks from launching.