|Briar Patch (L) and OneEighty (R)|
Looking like brother and sister
We kept the boat at our dock until Matt could get his crew and time lined up, and on June 22, he departed Sailboat Bay in Gulf Shores for a ~500 mile maiden voyage North up Mobile Bay then up the Tenn Tom waterway to Pickwick Lake.
Matt kept me posted via email and texts as the voyage progressed, and approximately 8 days later both he and I were releived that he had arrived safely, with no major breakages. It is a boat you know. I hope and trust that he and his family had a memorable cruise that they will long remember, and will serve as the first of many great times they have on Briar Patch.
So I won't be posting any more on this BriarPatch blog, everything from now on will be on www.sailingoneeighty.blogspot.com. Goin' South.
over and out: Charlie.