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.
11 thoughts on “The Simplicity Project, Nos.19, 20 and 21”
Beautiful light in those images! Your life on your sailboat sounds so wonderful!
I like it how the sun glitters in the water, and the doggy! Sweetness!
Sherry, I love the life that you & Bob are living..that you know what you love, do what you love and even accept when life throws a wrench into the plans. What you captured with the water and the triangles is fabulous — I wouldn’t have known what it was if you hadn’t said — it looks like an abstract painting! The simple life — more and more this is what I want/crave/need. xo
What a wonderful adventure to be on, Sherry, and it looks like so much fun.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.
This all sounds so adventurous and daring! It must be great to have such knowledgeable sailors in your ‘port’ to help you out when needed. And nothing beats morning sun ‘glints’!
I can almost feel the sun’s warmth on my face and the wonderful odors of the marina.
Keep the pics coming!
looks like a wonderful time together for you two, simple the way life should be, enjoy the holidays.
Love your sailboat shots so beautiful. Talking of charts and the like did I tell you that Mark is a cartographer and works for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and his fatherl before him ? I’m looking forward to more sea shots…
When we set off on our journeys in our camper-van everything is in a ‘contained’ space, this is when I am at my happiest, just the things I need right here and now…
Enjoy your time aboard the boat. x
The eggs look really good. Such a nice quiet life you have. It looks beautiful and peaceful. Enjoy your dock time.
Looks like a great and simple life (except for the getting a new mast part).