Damn it is cold for this time of year! A year ago I was doing touch-up paint and varnish on SWALLOW. This year it has been overcast, chilly-to-cold, and rainy. This unseasonably chilly and wet pattern starting in the late spring and really never changed. Yes it was warmer in August but not the usual … Continue reading Bundled up
I'm a member of a fair number of Facebook groups and Internet forums for liveaboards. These gatherings of folks are made up predominantly of non-liveaboards so it makes for some interesting perspectives on what living on a boat is like. Most liveaboards I personally know are 'mostly' on the boat 'most of the year'. I … Continue reading Liveaboard test
The number of people who are cruising seems higher this year than last. Anchorages are 'full'. Is it because of the wetter weather resulting in fewer forest fires? The outcome is I'm annoyed by all these people! More people means more incidents on the water with folks that know nothing about boating safety nor etiquette. … Continue reading Crowded
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.