Oh my! Ivy is one month old today. What a milestone. What an adventurous month this little girl has had.
She had her first boat ride (well, the boat was moved by the people in the marina - we didn't actually start the engine or set sail...) so we are now out on G-dock, awaiting the big move to Thayers Landing. When will that be? It could be tomorrow, it could be May 1st. We're not sure yet.
She made a best friend. Willie is totally in love with this little girl.
Ok ok, so the dinghy isn't really for her...yet. We've gone through two dinghies already, searching for the perfect one. The first: a watertender 9.4. A very nice dinghy, but when we moved aboard Madrigal, it was too large to keep on deck. We traded it out for an Achilles inflatable. It took some time to get used to it, but it was so nice to have a dinghy that didn't clunk against the side of the boat while at anchor.
But then Ivy came along, and we realized with all of her cute little baby things aboard, we probably weren't going to get to take Madrigal out sailing a whole lot this year. Also, we watched a few people on sailing dinghys in the Fore River last year and we were thoroughly impressed and completely jealous, so we've been keeping an eye out on Craigslist for a few months in search of the perfect dinghy. In fact, we nearly decided to build our own dinghy but then we came across the Eli Scout 8' for a steal, and we couldn't pass it up.
The inflatable has already sold, so we're back down to just owning one dinghy.