March 21st – Went to visit my Momma today! Two things that I miss from land life would have to be a bathtub that I can watch my baby boy play in and reality tv! Yes, I’m a Bravo TV sucker. Good news though! I can easily give Rhys a bath on the boat as soon as I purchase the correct blow up tub! For now, it’s showers with Daddy for him. I can also purchase cable at marinas if I choose to spend the extra mola! Which we won’t do…lol
March 22nd – We anchored the boat and it only took two attempts! My downfall would have to be tying knots 🙁 Anchoring was actually pretty simple except for the ground on this river being so soft…it’s like light mush which causes the anchor to just drag through it. The first spot was a no-go, the second spot was better which allowed for our anchor to hook right up! It set well and we enjoyed an entire evening and night at anchor! Loved it!
March 23rd – Went topless today while still at anchor and my-oh-my was it ever freeing! I can’t wait for it to become normal to be so free rather than feel like I am bending the rules. This new lifestyle is definitely for me! We also did some downwind sailing which was just amazing. I had the helm while Jeremiah worked the sheets, I enjoyed that much more!! We both are learning all sides but the helm is my favorite for sure.
March 24th – Today I realized that there are three types of people here…Liveaboards, Cruisers and then Sailors. Sadly, many liveaboards dreams have died before they even began, a lot of them live on their boats without ever leaving the dock. Seems that a lot of people that have sailboats only motor from place to place without ever raising their sails! I call them cruisers. A sailor is what we would like to be – willing to raise sail at every opportunity…Be on the hook as much as possible and truly enjoy being self sufficient. Not that anyone is doing it wrong…but for us…We don’t want to just motor around…We got a sailboat for a reason!
March 25th – We will be leaving the boat tomorrow for a mini-getaway to spend Easter with the family. This is the first time since moving aboard. It feels strange to be leaving the boat…It already feels like home! Already can’t wait to get back!!
March 30th – Holy moly are we ever pooped! One of our great new YouTube friends, Ted took us out on his boat for a day sail…such a great opportunity to learn some new techniques to work the sails. We are so grateful for friends like Ted and his wife, Annette. We’ve met so many great people since beginning this blog and our vlog!
April 1st – Today I woke up to hear my husband telling me that he had just spent $1k on speakers for our boat. So I thought…how can I handle this. I said “ok baby, well this is your home so I want you to enjoy it. All I ask is that you do not spend any more for this month” 🙂 only to find out it was a big April fools joke…Thank God!! LOL…We can’t afford that!! LOL