However, before I reveal the galley, I wanted to share an exterior view that Tom B. took that brought tears to my eyes. We did see the first pictures of her from her starboard side with a bit of transom showing, but this one is really special. I can actually see myself waving from the Portuguese bridge!
So the cleaning is under way, the wrappings have been removed and machinery is being tested. She is being readied for her trip home at the end of the week. These pictures are really the first of the galley as it looks today. What a knockout!
Can you appreciate the way the granite forms the most graceful curve at what could have been an awkward juncture? This look was accomplished via a Sunday morning call from Tom B. as I was driving to the barn. The astute granite installer foresaw a less than desirable situation about to occur with the half bullnose edge I had chosen. It took me all of 5 seconds to agree with what Tom B. was telling me and agree to go with a full bullnose edge. So glad I did!
One more interesting view from the galley. Having an unobstructed view is priceless. Even the walls are gorgeous to look at!
Another picture of those steps that are art!
The cozy salon just adds to the charm of the galley - and that's it in its unfurnished state - the cushions aren't even in place yet!
Picture snuggling up with a good book (and glass of Malbec) during a thunderstorm in this corner...
So folks, I think you will agree that just from these few pictures, the KKY folks have outdone themselves yet again with a new design that incorporates owner suggestions and brilliant vision.
I couldn't be happier.
Next post will be the engine room - and as before, very little commentary. At least everything is unwrapped, so we can see what's what. As I looked at the most recent batch of pictures, I found myself cocking my head to 1 side, as if that would make the machinery more understandable (didn't help). Boy, do I have a list of questions when I see Tom B. in Stuart. Listen, I have to start at the beginning, so the time is now.
Stay tuned for more pictures.