A week out and we were en-route back to Tacoma. We finagled a way to build in time-off so we could run a couple of errands but mostly go see our boat. Finagling isn’t always easy in trucking but after 8 years we are learning how especially now that it involves a floating home that is constantly … More 2 & 1/2 Hours
Many of you have asked us how the dogs have adjusted or “like” sailing so here are a few pictures we snapped of our furry friends and hope they tell the tale with a few words. Oh my… Taco! did you see there’s water all around us? So boys… you wanna live on a boat? … More Wanna Live on a Boat?
So here we are, back on the road. On the road and on the boat each have their similarities and differences. Boat life is new to us, and each day is an adventure. Truck life really isn’t so much, any more. Both are mobile; we can be sailing in less than an hour, and we … More On the Road Again
We are not completely moved in and not entirely content on it’s presentability. But pictures are pretty forgiving and although I could have none of them are photoshopped! There is a v-berth (bed) and head (starboard side) which are both difficult to take pictures of because of the tight quarters. There is also a hanging … More Interior
A couple thoughts about our boat: What a sweet stable little boat. Thursday we went out in 12-15 knots of wind (13-18 MPH). We crashed around, heeled her over and made all kinds of new-bee mistakes, and she handled all of it with charm. She tracks like a freight train even when the wind pipes … More Two Days of Sailing
It wasn’t bad, but everyone prefers their own dirt. When we started we had every intention of finishing cleaning in one day! Didn’t happen. Pressed into going into town on Tuesday we left the cleaning to run the never-ending errands. Wednesday, more errands but I let Kevin go and I stayed behind to scrub the … More Scrub, Scrub, Scrub!
After waiting weeks, and weeks, (and weeks), the big day was here. On Sunday we bought a Mini-van, and a Dinghy. On Monday, we got to see the boat again for the first time in a month, fall in love all over again, and hand the previous owner a check. I had some specific questions … More Moving Day
There are so many firsts it’s hard to know where to begin so I’ll start with where I’m sitting in the grey dawn. I’m an early riser and there are lots of things that happen while we humans sleep. Like the swaying rhythm of the boat on the water; and fish feeding beyond the stern of … More The Dance
First, you look for a vehicle that will haul the dinghy. You REALLY look at vehicles. Then you scowl like a Pirate, because Pirates can drive mini-vans.. if they want to. Then you find a dinghy, and you test drive the dinghy. Again, like a pirate. Stow the dinghy INSIDE the mini-van. By the way, … More How To Buy a Dingy
Kevin and I recently remarked how once we listed our home, everything since has conspired to launch us into this new life with remarkable ease. A week after re-listing the house with a different agent, we had 2 offers. We accepted the 2nd one and they were pre-approved for a loan and living in an apartment so didn’t have … More A Smooth Move