Setting Sail Tomorrow

August 29, 2022 By Andrea Downey-Lauenburg

We now get ready to leave Suva/Fiji southbound. We set sail in the wee hours of Tuesday.

The new boat is ready now for the planned blue water trip. There still is a lot of equipment that “needs” to be installed, but most of the vital work is done, and Maze will take care of the rest in the coming weeks.

Cheyenne is finally on board, taking residence in one of our two guest cabins. She is about to finalize – or her lawyers are – to sell her successful startup. The second double berth VIP cabin is still used by Maze as an improvised warehouse where she stores her construction equipment and spare parts. It’s funny actually, since the boat is almost brand new, and looks a bit like a construction site. Maze is a sucker not only for backups of vital systems, but for backups of the backups. One of her biggest projects, however, is to make the boat completely autonomous from all fossil fuels. I’m curious to see how this will work out. I’m pretty damn sure that this has nothing to do with tackling climate change, but with her ambitions as an engineer, and maybe to give us a few more weeks after our specious has created its own sudden demise.