Monday, October 20, 2014

A Typical Day for a Liveaboard cruiser

I wanted to describe my day to you just so that you could see that there is no such thing as a typical day for a livaboard cruiser. I never know what to expect after I wake up. After 40 odd years of predictable suburban life, it takes some getting used to. So I emerge out of my companionway this morning with my cup of Joe and a list of boat chores and get introduced to this noisy Walkera QR X350 GPS Quadcopter.
Very, VERY cool! My neighbor, Dirk has been flying it all around the boat, taking pictures with it.  There is a video that shows on the handset. I want one! Next I go and visit my other neighbor, Jim who sings me a song on his guitar.
 He and his wife Carolyn, own an Easterly 30 and are saving up to go to the Bahamas. He suggests we go to the beach, so I consult my very busy schedule, and say why not?
What are all these people doing here on a Monday? Don't they know that there is work to do?
We grab a bite to eat at a local Mexican restaurant and the burrito is yummy!
Next we visit the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.
The view is fantastic and chances are that if you ever go on a Caribbean Cruise, you will start off from here.
The boat is  calling my name so on the way back, we stop off at West Marine and pick up a new battery cable to replace my one on the house bank that has a short in it somewhere.
There is always something to do on a Boat. Next i cut a carpet square to fit under the dinette table.
Then Captain Dennis Reason stopped by another Westsail here on my dock to do some rigging and i asked him to give me a quote on new lifelines.
A day that was totally unpredictable and full of surprises.

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