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Shower and Breakfast at the Dune Ridge Country House before taking off in Vingilótë

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Dune Ridge Country House Shower and clean clothes, courtesy of the awesome people at Dune Ridge Country House, and now a wonderful breakfast!

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Getting Ready for Vingilótë’s Maiden Voyage

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Getting Ready for Vingilótë’s Maiden Voyage

We got into St. Francis, early checked in (6:30am) at the awesome Dune Ridge Country House, where Irene and I showered and changed after the 35 hours of travel and had a lovely breakfast.

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Vingilótë’s ongoing sea trials

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Vingilótë’s ongoing sea trials

More photos of Vingilótë under sail at her sea trials in St. Francis Bay:

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Vingilótë’s tight squeezes on her way to the harbor

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Vingilótë’s tight squeezes on her way to the harbor

Some of the livelier bits and tighter squeezes of getting a 26,000 pound, 52.5’ long, 29’ wide (12 ton, 16m, 8.4m) boat into the harbor.

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Vingilótë in her first berth

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Vingilótë in her first berth

Vingilótë is in her berth in St. Francis harbor.

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Vingilótë’s launched!!!

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Vingilótë’s launched!!!

Vingilótë floats! She was Named and she is a real ship now!

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Getting into St. Francis harbor to launch Vingilótë!

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Getting into St. Francis harbor to launch Vingilótë!

Port St Francis We’re almost ready, waiting for the tide to come in and for yours truly to wing a naming speech. We go in 43 minutes, at 1am local!

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