We’ve been living aboard our boat for 9 weeks and counting and we’ve learned that our plans change quickly with no notice. For example, we planned to leave to anchor out yesterday morning. We didn’t leave for an unknown reason but we though we would leave today. It didn’t happen for some unexplained reason. I don’t even know what we will be doing for the rest of the day but not to worry. We don’t care.
Don’t worry, we haven’t decided to make any rash decisions like: living on dry land. We love our life and wouldn’t change anything except being out alone more often. We officially put our boat on the market yesterday and hopefully it sells. We really want to get a trawler so we can use less gas and have more range and living space. We are looking hard for a 3 stateroom model so we have a space for Aubrey’s Mom and our friends. We’ve met a lot of friends who are teachers and the thought occurred to us that we could have people come out to tutor the kids and supplement their education. We are not opposed to running some liveaboard charters or diving trips so the space could be really nice. We are trying not to spend too much time browsing boats but we made an appointment to see a few tomorrow so we could get the feel for them in person.
We’ve all decided that we would love to make more of a long-term lifestyle of living aboard. We’ve expanded our outlook to 5-7 years- at least. It is impossible for any of us to think about what it was like to live in a big city house. Our lives are so much better now!
I start my Instructor Development Course (IDC) for scuba diving soon and I will be pretty busy for a couple of weeks. I look forward to getting certified to teach and doing a lot more diving. A lot of our friends are planning visits. Hopefully, they like close quarters.