Back in April, I was just starting to outfit a tugboat. I was maybe a little bit out of my element but, ultimately, super excited to be part of a project from the ground up. I happened upon the 100 Day Project - I had read Elle Luna's book The Crossroads of Should and Must and followed her on Instagram.
I don't necessarily make things but, I do try to stretch myself creatively. I think ultimately, it's good for our mind as human beings. I love the morning. It's definitely my favorite time of day so, I decided to document one hundred of them. One Hundred Nautie Mornings was created - #100nautiemornings (many of you followed along on Instagram). It ended up being a really fun project!
First of all, these mornings tell a story. I could not have picked a better three month period of time to document. I really dove head first into tugboats. Documenting my mornings was incredibly satisfying.
Without further ado, here is what I ended up with!
Finding the best laundromat in Portland while I was working at the shipyard and living in a run down hotel.
getting new pens for my bullet journal - that thing kept me grounded in the yard. The details! Yikes!
The stacks got installed on the tug - it made her look like a real tug boat :)
I installed shelving in my container and organized all my 'gear' for the boat. It was so much easier to get around and I started feeling like I might be able to pull it off...maybe.
It was my birthday! I turned 33! I took the train up to Vancouver, B.C. for the weekend and sipped coffee on Rhiannon's lanai - always a favorite past time.
Sea Trials were completed! We took this beauty North and christened her. Proud Mama Moment.
One of my Besties came down to the boat to visit me.
Then my Dad came down to the boat to visit me.
I hopped on a different tug! Built in the 70's this little tug has some major character.
The Inside Pass! I love this trip.
Sea Days Northbound for the Arctic Circle. Days are getting longer.
Getting into a groove up a the mine. It was fun - and challenging - to learn a new operation.
The looooong days. The sunrises and sunsets that went on and on and on.
Friends who put podcasts into a Google Drive for you :)
Tugboat shenanigans. They. Are. So. Fun.
Moana The Tugboat Dancer. I love this lady who resides on the dashboard.
Truly, the ultimate highlight was just the daily practice of finding a bit of joy to document in my mornings. I love them anyways and so it was fun to capture them.
When my one hundred days ended I was seriously let down. I wasn't ready for it to be over! I decided to try to complete a year. I created #100nautieevenings and have plans for #100nautieafternoons before switching back to #65nautiemornings. One year? Once a day? Kind of fun!
(A confession, the way I got all these photos together was by searching my hashtag on Instagram and taking screen shots. I apologize for some of the formatting mistakes, some of the doubles and some of the missing ones!)