Nautie Friends, I realize I’ve been a bit distant lately. It seems that when I have a lot on my mind I have a hard time putting something down in writing. Who knew? Being back to sea is actually quite lovely and it turns out I missed it more than I realized.
I’ve reveled in it. The Quiet. The Coffee. The Camera Time.
Here’s a brief look at what I’ve been up to.
Coffee time. I decided a long time ago that I was going to write all about my coffee maker. I haven’t been able to do so. This purchase was so extravagant and unnecessary that I’m almost embarrassed to write about it. Without any further elaboration, I brought aboard a mini espresso machine and a milk frother. ‘Nuff said.
Cargo Holds. I’ve been crawling around in the dark over crates and steel. Sometimes I stop and take a selfie - so that I can remember when I’m 90 that at one point in my life I was fairly agile. I say fairly because I’m pretty far from nimbly bimbly.
Big Bertha. She came out to play a few days ago in a major way. There is a dolphin photo to prove it. I will post it. I will.
Drain Clearing. Our scuppers are clogged. Apparently, when you shove a glove in a hole the hole gets plugged (ahem, that’s what she said). We have spent copious amounts of time clearing out the scuppers – they’ve been filled with everything from gloves, saw dust, paint chips, bottles, cigarette butts. It’s been quite the undertaking.
Sunshine. There were quite a few days after our departure where things were looking quite gloomy. Then, there was sunshine and, it was enjoyed.
When I said The Coffee. I meant it. There has been lots of coffee. You would think that since I was taking a photo for the blog I’d wipe the freaking rim of my mug…nope. Isn’t that swirly action pretty? Coffee, swirly foam, sunshine and, the ocean. Bliss.