I also had to carry luggage for the Admiral on a trip to Epernay where I was tasked with being her duty driver. An arduous regime of driving from one winery to another to sample champagne. Stopping at World War I battlefields, cemeteries, and monuments then slopping down at French diners.
|Captain Heather is at the Helm of Bandit while|
Captain Brian Campbell yells at me to quit taking
pictures and handle lines.
|Cole Kiphart handling lines as |
Caratello sets the special sea detail
Brian, Kelli, and Heather from Campbell Maritime took tow on Caratello with the tug Bandit while Admiral Barbara and the deck crew of Cole and Dale Kiphart, John Lockhart, and Don and Heidi Blankenship took in the lines. The two hours of deck seamanship in boot camp came in handy for me.
|Bandit and Caratello steam past the Space Needle|
|Caratello with the Aurora Bridge in the distance|
|Kelli lining Heather up with the fairway|
I stayed behind and took the Jetta to the new berth where I handled the lines. Here Caratello comes down the fairway to the marina.
|Volga Boatman John Lockhart|
|Heidi, Dale, and John making sure|
that nothing goes bump
|A very happy Admiral B after the shake down cruise of Caratello.|
You have the wrong coat on though.
Everyone that worked on Caratello had to deal with a project that was just outside of the norm for them. An owner built houseboat of this scope isn't something that is an everyday project but everyone went with the flow and came up with solutions that worked and looked great! Thanks again to everyone that made this a great day:
Lake Union Dry Dock and all the guys and ladies that work there
All Weather Rooftop
Jim Roth at Columbia Bank
Dick Burke at Rich Haney Insurance
MotoInternational (the Admiral bought me a Moto Guzzi for Christmas!)