The deck project is moving along and we are about 2/3rds done. Here's how the KiwiGrip looks. We had trouble getting it consistent, but maybe we're too picky. It is easy though; water based, one coat, good adhesion.
We had been at a dock since October 5th and the cost was getting a bit much to bear, so this morning at slack water we slipped the dock lines, backed out, and motored out to the Municipal Marina on the ICW and took a mooring. We're there at the blue dot now.
From now on things will be a little less convenient; we'll have to dinghy in and out, make our own water, and have the pump-out boat visit twice a week. But in other ways it will be good for us. For one thing, we've lost our sea legs and being on a mooring is already helping us get back in shape.
And we will start feeling like we're cruising again; toting things back and forth, being amongst the other cruising boats, and hopefully gathering information for our trip north.