Over the years, I’ve used The Boat Galley newsletter to share what we’ve been up to and what we’ve learned while doing it.
Here’s one feature from a few years back that explains how cruising can be just plain inconvenient. And why that’s not such a big deal given the rewards.
Daily tasks are on my mind today, as I start to make breakfast and realize that (1) I have laundry soaking in the pan I want to use to boil eggs and (2) the propane tank is empty. So I have to finish washing my t-shirt and change propane tanks before I even have coffee.
Sometimes it feels like daily living is just tougher on a boat. Take the dinghy up at night, put it down in the morning. Washing dishes by hand. Grocery shopping. Pulling the “sofa” (settee) apart to get to your canned goods. Getting ready to get underway.
The first year of cruising, I noticed all those things every time I had to do them. Now it seems normal. I’ve developed routines. I’ve learned ways to make the takes easier.
For most of us, life aboard a boat isn’t as convenient as life ashore. But the high points are higher afloat: sunrises and sunsets, dolphins, star-filled nights, exploring new places.
I’ll take the trade-off. I’m hoping you do too – and that you find The Boat Galley makes things just a bit easier.
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