Feb 152015
 
A Rough Week...

Firstly, let me say that I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy and messages that I have received over the last few days.  From comments here, to Tammy’s touching post on the peanut, to some of my followers on Twitter, it’s really helped me get through all this.  Obviously, the loss of a pet […]

Jan 232015
 

Today I gave notice to the marina that I will be departing in some way, shape, or form at the end of the month.  No matter what else happens, I ain’t coming up with another $720 to stay here.  I either get towed out, sail out, or walk out.  For now, it looks like towing […]

Jan 222015
 
Living Aboard:  Forget This Option...

Yesterday I took a ride over to the harbor to scout out the dinghy dock and the approximate location of the mooring that I am thinking of going out too.  First, this is what the dinghy dock looks like: As you can see, it is full up.  It costs $80 a month to tie up […]

Jan 212015
 
Living Aboard:  Decision Time...

Well, looks like it’s time for another change.  Like it or not, it would appear that my days here at this marina are about to come to an end.  For one, the rent is now out of reach.  $720 vs $612.50 is beyond what I can afford, not that the latter was any easier, but […]

Living Aboard: When The Winds Blow…

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Nov 052013
 
Living Aboard:  When The Winds Blow...

And they are blowing indeed.  We had another front come through over the weekend.  There wasn’t much rain but lots of wind and the temps dipped down to almost 70.  This morning, as I was chipping the ice off the sides of the Spirit, I was reminded of why living aboard in a marina, even […]

Living Aboard: Living On The Hook…

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Jun 182013
 

One of the options I have, and have only talked about very briefly, is living on the hook.  For reasons that will be discussed below, this is a sorta, kinda, last chance option.  One that I could do, but would prefer not to. Living on the hook is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.  […]