Monday, February 13, 2017

Just a Liveaboard?

We’ve been here in St. Augustine since October 5th. That’s over four months that we have been in exactly the same spot, tied to the same pilings, NOT MOVING at all.

I don’t really feel like a cruiser anymore.

Way back here up the San Sebastian River, the boat hardly rocks, we rarely see any boat traffic, and we can’t see the ocean. We don’t swim or snorkel or fish. We don’t use the dinghy and we never go sailing.

We have our weekly routine of working on the decks and social activities on Wednesdays and Sundays. We have a car that a friend loaned us. We make regular trips to Home Depot, Harbor Freight Tools, Sailor’s Exchange, and Marine Supply. I’ve even become familiar with the grocery store layout where we shop!

But this isn’t cruising.

Sigh.

At least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel on the deck project. We have done the messiest part, figured out all the materials and methods, gathered our new parts and products, learned how to brush these primers and paints, and are almost ready to apply the final coat in the waterways and gutters. Then we can re-install the hardware and finally apply the KiwiGrip. And then maybe we will be cruisers again.

It's been too long.

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