Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Abby came home about 7:30, ate dinner, handed methe camera and was off to do some Christmas shopping with Laurence. Thankfully, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Wild Eyes in the cradle

New signs = thank you Shoe City!
A view from the stearn
The orange heart and fin keel
Little brother Toby behind the camera
Toby was a great help today climbing in the bilge where no one else could fit to tighten a few things.

New eyes for Wild Eyes
All signs were done by good friend Rich Meyers -


  1. 12-24-09 @ 03:00:
    Hi Abby,
    You sure weren't kidding when you said you were going to take some pictures. LOL.....
    That's great, she really looks good. I like the heart, and I'm not sure, but did you move the eyes forward? Nice job on the pictures. Looks like Toby was armed and ready to take pictures.
    And now the time is drawing closer, and I'll bet she's very excited. I imagine each time a job is completed the adrenaline pumps a little stronger in her. I'm getting excited just thinking about how close she is now. It really looks good.
    Take care and I hope you got all your Christmas shopping done.
    Looking forward to your next blog.
    Good luck to you Abby, and may God bless and guide you.
    Michael(74)from Kingwood, WV

  2. great photos

    Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your shore team.

  3. Thanks for the photo update. The anticipation builds for a successful shakedown cruise.

    Hopefully those 'eyes' will see Cape Horn.

    Happy Holidays!!

    Don Stubbs
    Summerfield, NC, USA

  4. Looks great Abby, the keel looks light on, should do the work though.
    Hervey Bay. Queensland, AU

  5. Nice job, great photos. No more eyes on the stern?
    Thank you... and merry Christmas!!!

  6. Keeping an "EYE" on your progress, wishing you all the best...
    She's lookin good.

    Happy Holidays..and remember, One day at a time!

  7. Ha! This shining eyes could be your own ones, Abby, photographed and upsized!

  8. I'd put the eyes on the bow, one red, the other green.

    Seriously, the boat looks great! I went to see it the other day and was amazed at the amount of work you guys accomplished.

  9. Abby,

    The boat looks great and we wish you well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you approach your departure date.

    Merry Christmas from the Fuller family.

  10. Hi Abby, this is the first time I'm posting on your blog..i had a hard time getting on..fb seems so much easier lol..
    Wild eyes looks great! Maybe we can get a live web cam of you leaving next week.. that would be pretty cool or maybe big brother will video for you and post?
    Have a safe trip!
    Laura Bermuda Dunes Ca

  11. Vanassaadiva@email.phoenix.eduJune 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Hi Abby,
    Actually now that I can see all of the work that has been put into this, I would like to say best wishes and a successful end. You all have truly worked hard on this. Toby did an awesome job on pictures and I see tightening the spots in the littler places, great job Toby!! Just a note to wish Abby a successful trip and many more trips of her dreams.

    Your many fans around the world!

    Be safe!