It has been brought to my attention that I have been slacking on my blog updates, and for this I apologize. I am writing from our cozy galley, on yet another dark and stormy Norfolk night. Peter, an old GREENPEACE buddy of Michael’s, arrived on the boat this afternoon. The two of them have been regaling us with their many dangerous and colorful stories of environmental warfare out on the high seas. Peter has been a captain on most of the GREENPEACE ships, including the Rainbow Warrior II, and has a weight of authority which can only be garnered from years of experience. Needless to say, he has faced some pretty big adversaries while pressuring for important environmental causes. He is going to remain onboard the ship for several days to help us get her seaworthy. Many more people are going to start arriving over the next few days, so we need to start preparing for some solid entertaining.
We have launched into crunch week and things are starting to get a little busy around here. One car was just not enough for all the errands we need to do, so I had to purchase a rental car for the week. Don and I spent all morning zipping around the coast, picking up rope and other necessary implements for our trip to D.C. (which is approaching incredibly fast.) But we are putting the petal to the metal, and expect to be ready for departure on Sunday. Melodie and I are really looking forward to seeing more of the world. Still, I’m sure we are going to miss Lyon Shipyard, and the crazy and endearing old men who fish these polluted industrial waters.