As requested by my son and cousin, today’s post includes virtual tours of FNR, both outside and in. Knowing that videography is not a strength for either one of us, Steve and I decided to split up the videoing with him doing the OUT and me doing the IN. We watched the videos together and were reminded once again how different our approaches are to this adventure and to this blog. Obviously, Steve knows boats and I do not. He’s a sailor and I am not. He’s going to make sure FNR is seaworthy and chart all of our travels. I am going to make sure Steve is seaworthy and that we are comfortable when traveling. He’s the Captain and I’m the First Mate.
As far as the blog goes, there will be posts talking about how Steve replaced our headliner, about cracked Electro Scans, about pink algae in water tanks, about replacing leaky ports, about the trials, tribulations, and thrills of living on a boat…things that other Cruisers and Liveaboards may be more interested in. For family and friends, there will be posts about the places we see, the people we meet, and about how much we miss you and wish you were here.
For now, we are staying at the marina until the end of June – that’s when our lease runs out – so you’re going to have to wait a bit for the places we see and the people we meet blogs. We still have boat projects to complete – new countertops, sinks and faucets, a full enclosure, mounting a TV, replacing salon cushions, learning how to take videos, etc. – so we’ll have plenty to blog about. When we do set sail, we plan to spend a few months in the upper Chesapeake and then head down to the Florida Keys for the winter. That’s all we have planned for now and even that is subject to change. After 75 plus combined years of employment, there will be no schedules, just routines subject to change. No deadlines, just ETA’s. No rat race, just zen on a boat.