So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Just another day on the water
Breakfast on the boat: there was only one egg left so I scrambled it with cheddar cheese and served it with spiced home fries made from canned potatoes.
We decided to get coffee at the local coffee and bake shop while giving the dog her walk. It was a cool morning here, in the low 50s, but eventually warmed to around 70. My lovely wife ducked into a nearby hardware store while I sipped my coffee. She found some shock cord to replace the one I had to cut off the kayak a while back. In the middle of the night during rough weather it had gotten tangled in the outboard prop.
Boca Grande has a good dog park so Brownie got to run around off leash for a bit. There's a pretty decent pizza place in town that allows people with dogs to eat out on the patio. Unlike most eateries around here it's reasonably priced.
Back at the boat I installed the shock cord on the kayak, checked the pressure in the air tubes, and cleaned it up a bit. After that it was a bunch of little boat projects, including that pesky leaky porthole window. I hope it's fixed as there's rain in the forecast.
There's good AT&T coverage here so I'm able to access the Internet with my hotspot device. Along with writing and e-mail my finances can be accessed on-line. It certainly makes life easier.
This isn't a big boat, but it's big enough so I can sit at a table with my laptop and a cup of tea. My lovely wife is reading a book. Our solar panel provides all the electricity we need. We can cook on a one burner stove and wash dishes in a tiny sink with a hand pump. Our composting head is working well. Our basic needs are easily satisfied.
During the day the neighboring boats lifted anchor and cast off. It's quiet out here on the bayou.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.