After our 8th day in the boat yard in Bellingham we are very close to putting Warm Rain back into the water and stepping the mast. Tomorrow is the big day and by this time Wednesday she will be back in the same slip in Blaine Marina we left in 2006. It has been 22,000 nautical miles that we have sailed her and most of those miles offshore, 7000 nautical miles she spent being shipped from Auckland to Ensenada, Mexico on Dockwise and 1300 statute miles she spent on a Dudley Boat Transport truck from San Diego to Bellingham. We are very tired but see the light at the end of the tunnel. Dawn has unloaded at least a ton (really) of gear off the boat while in the boatyard. So nice to do it there where we can lower the stuff down with a rope and into the car. I have been busy being mister rigger man and mister boat bottom man and have the blue fingernails to prove it. Wednesday we take Warm Rain 31 miles north from Bellingham to Blaine. She and we will rest for a couple months until the boating fever bites us again.