The ship - the M/V Pacific Link - pulled alongside it's Sulfur Point dock home yesterday at 9am. We made it out to see her in - which was an adventure since it was Sunday and getting out the door to church by 10 is always a trip.... But we made it. Poor Oceana was really cold (we borrowed jackets, but she was less than thrilled) because it seemed like light cardigan weather when we left the house - it was cold and breezy in the harbor! Ooops.
What does this all mean? It means the ship is done with it's 2009 outreach season in Fiji. It also means the DTS (Matt's new position is DTS staff) is going to be onboard the ship now - which is just a 5-10 minute drive from our house. I could walk it (if I was brave) in just over an hour. Matt's (potentially) home more, and definitely closer by.
Also thought I'd show you the ship - she looks a bit dreary in these pictures. It gives you an idea why Oceana was cold, huh? Equate August to February weather where you are. (Well, without snow anyways).
Of course, you also need to see the useable version of the picture. I'm learning - albeit slowly - in Photoshop Elements 7 (my 24th birthday present). It doesn't work very well to put a rusty ship on the front of a publication. Seafarers know that rust is a never ending job, but 'landlubbers' (LOL) don't appreciate rust. We get rid of our rust when we can. :) I'm pretty proud of my accomplishment. It also doesn't look nearly as depressing as before, don't you agree?