Life on a boat

Living on the our new sailboat has been quite nice so far.  Our marina is beautiful and the people are friendly despite the fact that most are of the older, yuppy variety.  It has been especially nice running in to people who tell us how beautiful our sailboat is.:)  One of the nicest features of the marina is its location.  It is great to be in walking distance from everything.  Car? What car?  We have a car? :)  In short, life is pretty good.  The only real stress we have (other than the fact that we just spent every cent we had on a boat) is knowing where to start.  It is taking more than a little time and concentration to get things settled in the boat.  There are repairs to be made, attachments to buy, and tons of stuff to find places for in our limited storage spaces.  Not to mention dealing with all the junk that came with sailboat.  Last night we had to clean out 3 drawers filled wih unidentifiable, sailing-related objects so that we had a place to put our clothes.  This took a ridiculous amount of time because most objects brought up speculations on the purpose of the thing and whether or not we might need it in the future.  To say the least, we will have to kick it into high gear if we want to leave at the end of february.

3 comments on Life on a boat

  1. CapnBrooks
    Tue, 01/20/2009 - 14:57

    Is there anything more magical than your first sunset on the open sea? Great pictures, thanks for the link.

    BTW, all the 'junk' left on the boat (at least 95% of it) has some purpose. Before jettisoning anything that looks like boat stuff, shoot me a pic by e-mail and I'll try to identify it for you.

    Finally, as I promised, I'll be happy to share any info or expertise I have regarding Tilly's operation and maintenance.


  2. malachid
    Tue, 01/20/2009 - 10:08

    Ooooh! Toys and trinkets? I guess if you were a packrat before, this would definitely be a challenge ;)

  3. alaskamarge's picture
    Mon, 01/19/2009 - 22:17

    I had to chuckle when you discovered all these new treasures that were in the drawer. You know, if you throw them away they will certainly be valuable and you saying to yourself, now I know what that thing was and what it was for! MOM