Reveling In It.

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.