Sometimes we spend so much time making things as perfect as possible and then someone or something changes that for us and reminds us to not sweat the small stuff! So early on in our trip, we were at Neah Bay. The dock we were on (as are many) was loaded with seagul excrement and pieces of shell from the the gulls dropping pieces of their snacks. The accommodating staff took it upon themselves to spruce up the docks which was quite thoughtful. We were down in the boat as it was early in the morning and we heard the noise outside. When we emerged, the docks were clean, but all the delightful shell bits were splattered not only on our deck but the power washer they used also chipped away the name and the gold stripe on our port side.
After a few curse words and then reminding ourselves of the good deed that had been attempted by the dock staff but slightly misjudged, we took a photo and went to the marina office.
The office kindly made good on the situation which we appreciated.
We were lucky that the Sign Shop in Port Hadlock still had us on file and will send our new lettering and then maybe things will be "perfect" again even if it is for a fleeting moment.