We’re living on our sailboat now, in a lovely intimate marina in the Manatee Pocket, at the mouth of the St.Lucie Inlet in Florida.
This is the same place as we were last year, and it was so heart-warming to be welcomed back by many friends we made during our stay then.
Our original plan was to head to the Bahamas after the Christmas holidays, but the best laid plans….as you know…
It turns out we have to replace our mast and rigging before we sail anywhere — no need to go into the whys and wherefores here — and we just have to accept that that will take some time.
I’m still doing my Simplicity Project so the next two images will reflect that.
The couple in the boat next to us have sailed and lived aboard their sailboat since 1986. They have helped to develop the charts for cruising the Bahamas and authored articles on sailing topics. They really know what it means to be sailors! People on boats make friends fast and help each other out all the time. To me that’s one of the great attractions of this kind of life.
These last three images may not quite fit the simplicity brief but they do show a glimpse of life on our mastless sailing vessel.
I’ve circled where the mast is supposed to be.