Tuesday, January 21, 2014


This will be our second night on a mooring ball in Sarasota. Monday's sail was pleasant, but not particularly fast, only 2.5 – 3 knots. No matter, it was good enough for me to sail rather than motor. Once at the marina we topped off the gas, and paid for a mooring ball. I dropped off my lovely wife and Brownie the sailor dog -along with a load of laundry. Once the boat was on the ball, I kayaked back to the marina. By the time we showered, ate and put the laundry away, I was too tired to blog.

Today we were joined by my wife's old college roommate and her husband. We hadn't seen them in 30 years. After a nice lunch on the waterfront, we all went out for a sail in the bay. As soon as we raised the sail, I gave the tiller over to the husband. The grin never left his face. He grew up with sailboats and has his heart set on a Hunter 38.

Now the Hunter is a nice boat, but a bit big for my tastes. To each his own. However, today the 19 foot boat on the water trumped the 38 foot boat of the future. We all had a great time.

One thing about living on this little boat, we wonder what we do with all the rooms in our house. It seems so big now. A person doesn't need a lot to be happy.



  1. Happiness is mostly an attitude, I guess, like thankfulness.

  2. You are so right.
    A person doesn't need a lot to be happy...

  3. Heh, keep this up and you will have to change the name of the blog to Sixbears On The Sea!

  4. When we went from boat to house, we moved into a thousand sq. ft. It still seems huge in comparison !
    Sure miss that tiny lil boat though....