We get a lot of comments wondering what in the world we do on the boat all day. Many people assume that we would get bored and sick of each other. The truth is that our boat is our home. So we do pretty much the same thing you do in your house. Here is a little glimpse at what living life on a boat is really like.
We very rarely spend the entire day on the boat unless we are making a long passage. The majority of our days are spent either exploring the water or land. We have our dinghy as our main mode of transportation on the water. We take her fishing, diving, exploring, and out to dinner.
When we are actually on solid ground we get a lot of walking miles in. When we are cruising around the keys or in the Bahamas the islands are generally small enough to see plenty by foot. We will occasionally order an uber if absolutely necessary.
In the morning we make a standard breakfast. We don’t have an electric coffee maker but our french press works just fine. Our eggs are scrambled on our propane stove and our view is to die for.
The days that we have to do computer work we either set up a hotspot from our phones and work at the table or take the dinghy to shore and find a coffee shop with wifi.
At the end of the day we go back to our cozy home and cook dinner. We do not have a T.V. but we have plenty of games, books, and Netflix downloaded on our Ipad. I am currently on a giant losing streak of chess with Billy but I can still kick his butt in Rummy. Right now I am currently reading Maiden Voyage and Billy is trying to learn more about Florida history by reading A Land Remembered. If we do happen to have good service we can stream Youtube videos or watch movies on Netflix.
If there is an instance that we need a little space from each other there are plenty of places to hide 😛 The trampolines on the bow are a great place to sit back and relax. We have a full bed and bathroom in each hull that is separate from the galley. This gives us complete privacy if we have guests over. The main cabin is very cozy and is a great place to get work done.
There are a few differences from living in a house… If we just so happen to not mesh well with our neighbors, we can pull up the hook and find a new neighborhood. If the weather is a little too chilly we can chase the sunshine and warm weather.
We may not have to mow the lawn but scraping barnacles off the bottom is very comparable 😛
If you have ever wondered what it was like to live on a boat, now you know.
Thanks for reading!