We made it off the dock on the day we said we would. The boat was pretty much trashed, but we had planned a quick trip across the sound to Port Madison to meet up with friends, so breaking our rule of not leaving until the boat is shipshape was pretty minor. Waiting for us in Port Madison were our good friends Tor and Jess on S/V Yare, friends Dave and Judith drove over to meet us, and Paul, a former customer and now friend showed up with a friend on his boat Phoenix to help us celebrate our escape from the dock. Dave and Judith left Saturday evening, starting the sad goodbyes that continued Sunday as everyone else left to head back to reality. The next several days we stayed anchored in Port Madison sorting through boxes of stuff and finishing projects on the boat.