“Mashed Potato” takes to the road

Our last night in Seward was a busy one. We had a few projects to wrap up before we hit the road this morning. My truck, the “Mashed Potato” was chomping at the bit, to haul our precious load. Shes’ not a looker, but shes’ a runner!

Jason Wilson marks and drills for the lifting harness just before departure.
Jason Wilson marks and drills for the lifting harness just before departure.

Jason.. You rock. I will see you in Nome!

Global Sailor Mark Nelson lends a hand and beautifully laces the lug sail to the spars.
Global Sailor Mark Nelson lends a hand and beautifully laces the lug sail to the spars.
Mark takes pictures of the Scarlet Letter.  Shame we did not have time to splash her.  Thank you Mark for all your hard work these past few days!
Mark takes pictures of the Scarlet Letter. Shame we did not have time to splash her. Thank you Mark for all your hard work these past few days!

Marks help was an unexpected boost that speaks volumes, of the nature of true sailors. Thank you Mark!

The time has come to leave.  Only a hot cup of Coffee from Natures Nectars remains on the checklist!
The time has come to leave. Only a hot cup of Coffee from Natures Nectars remains on the checklist!

The moment has come….

As it turned out, this rig belongs to a former sailing student.  No big surprise!
As it turned out, this rig belongs to a former sailing student. No big surprise!

Cooling the tater at Wildmans, we bumped into some sailors!

Former student Jermai and his 2 loves.
Former student Jermai and his 2 loves.

Crazy small world!

Leaving Wild Mans.  Still rolling smooth at 35 mph!
Leaving Wild Mans. Still rolling smooth at 35 mph!

A couple hours later, the tater rolled into my sister, Sarah’s driveway in Kenai. This is our pit stop on the way to Homer.

During our land voyage we attained a maximum velocity of 48 mph. Twice!

Arrived in Kenai with no mechanical problems!
Arrived in Kenai with no mechanical problems!

One more stretch of highway tater!

Just like the rest of this great endeavor, we eat this “elephant”, of logistics, one bight at a time….

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