We have now lived aboard for 2 weeks. Still early and though many have done this for years, I think the first few weeks are the biggest adjustment. We’ve gone from 3000 square feet to 300 square feet and though we though the adjustment would be easy, things on a boat just take longer. Whether its fixing a water pipe or fixing a gin and tonic, things just take longer Just getting ice for the gin and tonic now includes the following:
- open left side of fridge
- open right side of fridge
- move spinach
- open freezer
- get bucket that holds ice
- reverse the last five steps to put everything away.
I remember when I just had to hold my glass to a lever on the fridge. Regardless, we’re loving it. No living room to vacuum, no lawn to mow. There are many adjustments.
We’ve only had a hand full of days to sail around the islands so far this year between projects but they’ve been great. We had Justin and Emily, our friends from Spokane aboard for a long weekend and the sailing couldn’t have been better. We got our new drifter sail out and sailed downwind for almost 3 hours without adjusting a thing. We visited Fairhaven bay, Sucia Island and Spencer Spit.