I believe this quote to belong to Gene Driscoll, a colleague from my days at Desoutter when I was in the business of selling pneumatic tools. It's basically where we are today.
Is everything done? No. Are we as prepared as we could be for this endeavor? No. Are we ready mentally and physically? Definitely no.
But...the low tonight is going to be 44 degrees. The wind blew from the northwest today to the tune of 20 with gusts to 30. I remember last winter in this marina when we saw lows of 14 degrees. And I think, just maybe, we are ready enough. So...it's time to start production.
We are leaving in the morning, stopping for fuel at River Dunes and making what should be an easy run down Adams Creek to Morehead City, where we plan to anchor off of Sugarloaf Island near Atlantic Beach, where we anchored on our trip to Cape Lookout. Should be familiar territory.
We spent our last day doing final preparations and saying goodbye. We couldn't get around to everyone, and made some new friends in the process. I am going to miss this place.