Sunday, January 18, 2009

December 12, 2008. Here we are the new owners of Freyja. She is located in Lake Union Seattle Washington. She is a 43 foot Selene Ocean Trawler.

After four years of searching there she was at the dock saying
"Pick Me Pick Me"

We moved aboard after a quick trip to West Yellowstone to pick up clean undees and a few odds and ends. And the new adventure begins. We hired Captain Bob to help us get Freyja out of the "parking lot" and back in to her spot. If you don't think that was exciting!! We practiced during the next few days and felt very proud of ourselves ~ we could now dock Freyja with only a minimal amount of panic. She was hauled from the water during the survey so we could see her bare bottom. Freyja is not slim and trim. She weighs in at 60,000 lbs with a draft of 5.7 feet. Although she is called a 43 she is 48 feet overall.
She holds 860 gallons of diesel, 250 gallons of water and is powered by a 220 John Deere.

Christmas Eve was spent watching the 75 or so decorated boats on Lake Union float around and listening to a choir on one of the large boats sing christmas carols.
It brought a new meaning to "it came upon a midnight clear".

The week between Christmas and New Year was full of
Cold Weather, Snow and Learning Obsticles
running out of power
running out of water
overflowing the holding tanks
and just a general
"WOW ~ I didn't know it did that".

Life on the water is over for the time being. We arrived back in West Yellowstone on January 3rd where it was a balmy -27 and all was well-we thought. The hot tub was 120 degrees, we were out of propane and there was snow every where. Life is somewhat back to "normal" for now and we are counting the days before we head back to Freyja.