Monday, January 4, 2010
Paradise turned chilly - 35 outside - 48 inside
Living in the weather has its bright side. Instead of being hunkered down avoiding the chill, the wind or the sun and the heat we are out and about. We dress in layers if it's cold, but we feel alive, we have seen more sunsets, more moon rises, more birds, more sea life in our three boat trips than I have seen in the rest of my lifetime together.
That said this all a whole lot more fun when it's warmer out. The lounge is completely full - a lot of boaters don't have any heat. It's hard to concentrate and answer my business email with so much activity around us.
We've been doing some work on the boat - Installing insulation around the inside of the fridge - a 2 hour job turned to 4 - but well worth it though with this cold our fridge isn't using as much battery anyway. We have been organizing our cabinets - a different year as we didn't do the run down the eastern sea board - we just hopped aboard and started living. Taking some time to get organized and do some repairs. Tiller loves exploring cabinets as we organize. He's been pretty good though at times we have felt he may not be up to par - not sure if anything is really wrong or not - I don't think he is getting to land as much as he likes. Libby and Dick left the anchorage yesterday - had to head back to Vero for Dr appointments - Tiller will very much miss them as will we. he still loves his dingy rides and often hops in the dingy the moment we get back to the boat.