As I eluded to in an earlier post, we chose not to use the bathrooms (heads) on our boat, and use the marina facilities instead. Why? Well, we found that there were a few, shall we say, unpleasant, side effects of using the head on your boat. The main one being the slight odor that
We did it. We untied the dock lines and went out on our first sail since bringing her back up from NC nearly a month ago. And – here’s the part that we’re proud of – we did it SOLO. No extra deck hands, no one with a vast knowledge of sailing experience to coach
We attended a wedding this weekend and saw a bunch of friends that we haven’t seen in a while. It was wonderful, but it really made me realize how life seems to just get away from us. We get into our little routines and before you know it, the days turn into months that slip
Well, today was supposed to be the big day that we took the boat out for the first time since bringing her back up from NC (I can’t believe its almost been a month already!). Route determined: Severn River. Check. Friends invited as an extra set of deck hands. Check. Oil changed. Check. We were
We did it. We overcame our performance anxiety and changed the oil in the boat this weekend. I’m sure this may not seem like a monumental task to most, but to us it was HUGE. Why the angst for a seemingly simple project? First of all, we have never changed the oil for anything.
That seems to be the theme of the day for us today. We spent the better part of the morning driving around town gathering the supplies we need to do our first oil change on the engines. This is something that we haven’t done yet and need to do before taking her out again. We’ve
We took the dinghy into town yesterday morning to pick up a few things which was a lot of fun. I love the fact that we are a 5 minute dinghy ride away from downtown – a trip that would have taken twice as long by car. There’s a spot at the end of Ego
Since we moved aboard, everyone seems so interested on just how different life aboard is from life on land. The adjustment hasn’t been hard… just different. The biggest question we get is about the dogs. How are they doing? What do you do when they need to use the bathroom? Where do they sleep? Etc.
We’re finally moved in! Saturday was spent at the old house cleaning for the move out. Sunday was spent on the boat cleaning for the move in. By 6:00am Sunday morning, we were getting all close and personal with our starboard bilge trying to find the cause of the slight poo odor that is plaguing