At 7 am this morning Gracie and her people on Carolina pulled away from the dock. For 6 weeks the three crew members have enjoyed blissful mornings at the beach, shared guard duty to protect the docks, and just gazed at each other across the bow. There is no doubt that it has been a great time for everyone.
Members of both crews knew something was up as the engines started and people on the dock started untying lines.
They watched with slightly worried expressions. But all good things must come to an end and we know we will see Gracie again.
We still have another week or so of trips to the beach. However, it won't be the same without their best buddy. Wishing safe travels for Gracie and her people until we meet again - hopefully soon!