After four long, long months of shipyard, the F/V Robin Blue is homeward bound! A mountain of issues and necessary repairs had delayed this departure for months, but tens of thousands of dollars later and she is now a practically new boat, chugging toward the west coast. She departed from her previous home of Bayou la Batre, Alabama last week and is headed for the Panama Canal.
Here she is in her former life, as the F/V Little Skinner
Here she is after a few months of work and a new paint job!
Here she is, about to get put back in the water for the first time.
Here she is, all fueled up and ready to take off on her epic journey
At the moment the Robin Blue is somewhere off the coast of Mexico, but unfortunately Zed is not on the boat. We completely ran out of money, so Zed had to fly home to go crabbing while his wonderful awesome spectacular friends Rick, Justice, and Mark drive his boat home without him. It is a less than ideal situation for everyone, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
We are keeping our fingers crossed for the Robin Blue and the crew that the weather stays warm and calm, and that they make a speedy trip home.
In my next post I’ll write about all the wonderful people that have helped us out along the way. There is no way we could have pulled this off without the assistance of so many friends and family members (and even some people that were total strangers).