The kids checking out the new toilet
When we tell people that we are living on our sailboat and we are preparing to go cruising, we usually get one of two responses. Either “How can you afford it?” or “Oh, that sounds so nice.”
The first response I can understand. It is the one question that plagued me for a decade before we made the leap. The question is really just a front for the true issue… how can “I” afford to do what you’re doing? We’ll get back to that later.
The second response is the one that makes me giggle inside. The look of wonder on the face of the person I’m talking with tells me that as soon as I start describing what we’re planning, they are building this idyllic image in their mind of relaxing on a boat, sipping icy drinks with little umbrellas in them, watching the sun slowly set over crystal clear water with Jimmy Buffet playing softly in the background. Continue reading
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Camping in the clutter of transition
In order to move onto the boat, we have to get rid of just about everything in our house.
Do you know how much stuff collects over 15 years? Yeah, neither did I. Crap, that is a lot of stuff!
I had no idea we had collected this much junk! I mean when did we get all of this stuff? I don’t remember buying half of the junk we’re finding in the boxes strewn throughout the house. (Kelly is laughing at me, saying, “I can tell you where we got all of it. Your memory is going!”) Continue reading
I just kept telling myself, “This is the coldest it will ever be on this boat. It will only get better from here…”
The last sunset of 2012
Since we had recently purchased Shannon, and we had two weeks off for Christmas vacation/holiday, we decided it would be a great time to spend some time aboard Shannon.
Well, what we didn’t really factor in was that Shannon doesn’t have any real heating system on it yet and the temperatures in Everett are in the 20′s and 30′s this time of year. Continue reading
Please stay tuned for updates on our journey as we outfit our boat and prepare to set sail on the next phase of our lives!