I woke up this morning, drank a bunch of coffee,
and my friend Mike and I went over and got the gondola we call "Lucia" and hauled her on trailer over to my house.
At first she was just a freshly painted hull,
but I managed to get all of her removable pieces back in place.
When she was all together (see above photo) it was time to launch her.
Lucia has new paint (inside, outside, top and bottom),
and her new floorboards look great.
I ended my day by launching her and rowing her back to the dock.
Tomorrow I expect the ferro will come back from the polisher and she'll be complete.
There are few things I enjoy more than seeing a gondola on launch day - whether she's a brand new gondola, or one that's received a makeover.
Just like rowing into the sunset...it never gets old.