From mid-November till a few weeks ago I've mostly been living an easy boater's life being tied to a dock, or on land in a boat yard, and therefore connected to AC power and having little worry about conserving electric power. As I finally back to a nomadic lifestyle I must regulate how much electricity … Continue reading Weaning
Twelve months ago I started my liveaboard life. Since then I have changed boats, gained a Montgomery 6'8" dinghy and disposed of most of my possessions. Sadly 99% of my efforts to sell my things has failed so a lot of very high quality stuff has been donated to charity. Had hoped for some bit … Continue reading One year
SWALLOW floats engineless in a slip at Port Townsend. I'm happy to be afloat but frustrated being tied to a dock. Dock life is expensive and doesn't provide the solitude I crave. As I write this a beeping electronic alarm on a neighbor boat intrudes the quiet peace of the morning. (I checked and if … Continue reading Want to cut the docklines
After two-plus months traveling around the western United States, and the Denver stop to get rid of stuff, Momma Kitty and I are back aboard SWALLOW. No immediate things of concern found. Cabin is dry and mold free - a big plus! Now to re-settle aboard and get to task getting SWALLOW recommissioned.
Living on a boat in a boatyard has its moments. The past five days a series of strong gales has blown through meaning I am very aware my home is propped up on six boat stands. The wind wasn't as strong as forecast, but still significant in the 'small craft advisory' speeds in the low … Continue reading House on sticks