View from starboard...
We are putting some nautical miles between home and where we are going.
It feels energizing and there's a sense of optimism that comes with the freedom of our relaxed boat pace.
I pack light..
after all it's a small boat....
35 feet and when they built her in 1957 she was meant to be a day boat.
In the marina there are many US boats
one as far away as Santa Barbara, California
We are the only Classic Wooden vessel at this time,
most are what we call Gin Palaces...
large Fiberglass yachts with flying bridges and all the bells and whistles...
and frequently a distinguished gentleman with a very attractive
Our V berth has bunks...we sleep side by side, it's very cozy.
There's a hatch above with screening for fresh air
or star watching at night.
Without all the ambient city light you can really see the Milky Way and thousands of twinkling stars.
My chair...I am the Admiral...doesn't that sound important?
my duties are..
hands on galley slave, chief cook and bottle washer
my job is to keep the boat ship shape!
I married the Captain and he does the navigating...
I took the Power Squadron Course
so I now have a license to be...
My teensy weensy galley...
it's very retro...mostly original
with the exception of safety upgrades and a few modcons.
(I adore a hot shower so we installed a water heater!)
2 burner stove top, marine fridge below.
BBQ on deck and I have managed to turn out dinners for up to 10.
I keep everything very simple.
fresh in season food
with an alfresco theme.
I acquired this interesting piece of pottery several years ago at one of the Island markets
it was made by a local island artist
I love the ocean feel...
I bring boat plants and flowers to keep my green thumb happy.
The basil elevated fresh heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese and balsamic vinegar.
The lavender smells fresh and keeps for a long time.
I must be off...my book is calling to me.
The American Au Pair by Marjorie Leet Ford
I do not want to put it down.
Hope that you have a good book on the go...
it's a holiday through words.