Tagged living on a sailboat

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Blake Island Adventure

Though we’re approaching winter here in the Pacific Northwest, I felt it was prudent to go on an overnight sailing adventure to somewhere. What’s the point of living on a sailboat, I said, if one doesn’t sail it anywhere to stay the night? I couldn’t have had this spurring thought in early September, when the…

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Winter Sailing

I’m living on a sailboat for a few good reasons: It’s cheaper (a LOT cheaper), so I don’t have to bite my nails every month to make rent. It has an undeniable coolness factor of ten, as I get to say “I’m a novelist and graphic designer who lives on a sailboat.” Hard to top…

D-Day

Today was docking day. I’ve been looking forward to this day for weeks, thinking longingly of having as much electricity as I needed, being able to walk into downtown under the power of my own legs (and just my legs), not having to deal with the tumultuous weather, and never agonizing over leaving something on…

Happy Liveaboard

It’s nearly nine pm, the sun has already set, and the sky is dusky pink fading into blue. Mount Rainier is still visible, but disappearing into dusk. Though a still day, the wind has picked up a little, rippling the water. Seagulls fly overhead, probably looking for a free meal, and the seals are heading…

From Land to Sea ~ Part One: Power

It is said that wisdom is knowing you know nothing. If that’s the case, then moving aboard a sailboat has certainly made me wise. I’m reminded of Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody, who once said “I suspect you could fill several books with what you don’t know.” Big books. Tomes. Every day I’m confronted with a heap…

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