Because most of this book involves The Ballerina, today I will post some photos of her.
This was taken at the shipyard in Long Beach California the day I bought her. We had her removed from the water to inspect the bottom.
This was taken in her slip in San Pedro California just prior to leaving for Mexico.
Here is the teak wheel in the helm area.
This is the galley where all the meals were prepared.
The dining area. Smokey found a place behind the cushions here to hide when things were rough,
Here is the settee where I rested when sailing at night during calm weather.
This is the bed in the V-berth.
These teak cabinets are on the starboard side of the stateroom.
The navigation station where I keep my charts. All the electronic equipment is also located in this area.
Several of the ports are decorated with colored ocean themed scenes.