Well, my week here is coming to a close. It’s been a wonderful time cramped on the boat with my family. Surprisingly to my parents, I’ve missed everyone quite a bit and boat life in general too. I tried to explain that just because I don’t return phone calls it doesn’t mean I don’t care. It just means I don’t have pressing news at the time. Wednesday, we went out to Clearwater and Pier 60 for their Sunset Celebration, which we’d had the pleasure of enjoying about 3 years ago when we first set out on our “family adventure”. It was strange being there again, reminiscing on what we did last time and how much lay before us at that point in the trip. We walked the same dock, ate at the same restaurant and even snapped a photo in the exact same park bench. Thursday, we rode bikes around and relived the days when a bike was our fastest mode of transportation.
I was reading a copy of This Old Boat, which has a funny line that reminded me of one of the worst aspects of my previous boat life. The article was a boat review, which stated that is wasn’t very feng shui to locate the head next to the kitchen. If you can sit on the toilet and wash dishes at the same time, something is wrong. On Capricious, the head was right by my room and, even worse, the holding tank was under my bed. I always worried the smell followed me everywhere I went.
But here are my top three reasons why I miss boat life: going new places, meeting eccentric new people and having a great time on the water.
Posted By Jake Fuchs – Guest Blogger