Finally Floating Again!

Happy Independence day to all of my American furiends and Happy Caturday to evfurryone else!

American Dream

After 10 days on the hard, in the boat yard, we’re finally floating again! I’m so happy! It was an eventful week and a half with all the the work we’ve been doing and my… um… accident! If you missed it I will let you just catch up here and here, but I’m happy to say that I’m not in any pain now and back to my usual naughty inquisitive self! I think it was the dew claw that I hurt rather than a bone, because I honestly feel pawesome now.

Except, that is, for the heat. Today it was 35°C (95°F) by 10AM! By lunchtime when we in the process of putting Nocturne back in the water, it was a whopping 40°C (104°F)! I honestly thought I was going to spontaneously combust! I was so hot that I even asked the humans for a cold shower. They poured a glass of nice cold water over me slowly and rubbed it into my fur to help me cool down. I rubbed them gratefully afterwards to return the favour but they didn’t seem to like that. Humans! It’s back down to 35°C now so it’s still very hot but I can breath which is a bonus!

As promised here are some photos of Nocturne looking fabulous with her fresh coats of anti-fouling!

SV Nocturne

Nocturne freshly anti-fouled

Nocturne's stern

We enjoyed a beautiful sail home to the marina and are now just getting settled back into the floating life. I hope you’re all keeping cool and having a pawesome weekend!

Bisous, Bailey


  1. msphoebecat says:

    Keep cool and happy sailing on your beautified Nocturne!

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  2. Good, out and back in with no problems. Those folks are good at what they do! I hope your heatwave ends soon and back to normal.

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  3. Wow, she looks great under the line! Have a cool weekend Bailey. ♡

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  4. Noccy is beautiful! Stay cooool my friend! Montyxx

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  5. Ahh, Bailey Nocturne is beautiful, I know she will slip through the water like a fish now, with nice clean hull!

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  6. pilch92 says:

    Great 4th photo! Glad you are sailing again.

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  7. What a difference! Nocturne looks amazing. Brand new! Stay cool, buddy.

    Love and licks,

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  8. Oh Bailey I love your picture! 💜 So happy you’re feeling better!

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  9. The Swiss Cats says:

    Happy sailing Bailey ! Purrs

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  10. Hi, Bailey, SO glad you’re back on the water and can attend to your impawtant duties! We had (are are still having) a great Independence Day celebration! Hope it cools off for you soon. Pat

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  11. Your Noccy is beautiful! so pretty with her new paint!! Not as pretty as you, but lovely! Its about time to get your sea legs back!!

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  12. Also, I see you have a birthday coming up – any special plans???

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  13. Yay for you being back home 🙂
    We purr it cools a bit for you so you don’t need any more water baths 😉
    Your boat is looking good!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  14. OMC, the Nocturne looks amazing! I’m glad she’s back in the water where she belongs.

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  15. Nocturne looks so good. 🙂

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  16. Very shmick!


  17. Your beloved Nocturne looks great! We are happy to hear your paw is much better and you are back to your naughty self 🙂 We’re tired of the heat, too, but haven’t hit 100 degrees here.

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  18. Nocturne looks beautiful all cleaned up and I’m glad you are back on the water. Hope that you keep cool & that all is well as you settle back in. Glad to hear that your paw feels better and that you are back to your “normal” self!

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  19. The hull of your Nocturne is so clean and so nice.
    Stay cool to you all.

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  20. Nocturne looks grate with thee new paint job Bailey! An you look so reegal with thee flag draped on you! Wee fell behind again so will bee werkin at catchin up on yur bloggie….
    **nose bumpss** an get bettur soon wishes,
    Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxx

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  21. Pauline Williams says:

    Hi Bailey,

    Nocturne is such a beautiful boat, and now that she is painted with a fresh coat of paint, she is really beautiful. I enjoyed all of your adventures on the hard, glad you are back in the water though. You sure have been having some hot weather. 105o near the water, i can’t even imagine, We had a full week of 115o couple of weeks ago. I don’t want to see that again. Your humans were so thoughtful to give you a cool water bath. You are surely love.

    Love you Bailey,
    Pauline Williams
    Phoenix, AZ


  22. kittiesblue says:

    Nocturne looks pawsome. With all the work Dad James has recently done, it must be like having a brand new boat. We know how excited y’all are to be back in the water. We are so delighted that your paw is better and you are not in any pain, our dearest brofur! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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