Friday, May 17, 2013

Procrastination & Clamican Pasta

Bella says "Hello!" from the cockpit:

So this boat stuff makes it pretty easy to procrastinate. Guess who didn't do laundry last night? This girl. I hand washed some underwear, made a delicious meal and sat outside reading until it was too dark to see. This is the life.

Dinner: Pasta w/ white beans, spinach, clams and LOTS of garlic.

Dinner always tastes better on deck.  But it was damn good inside too.

I thought these lines looked cool-the bridge in the background with all of the lines from the boats.

It looked cooler in my head last night than it does in the picture...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's the Little Things

I've discovered that happiness comes in tinier packages these days, living on a boat.  For instance, yesterday I found a clean pair of underwear hiding at the bottom of my laundry pile and was elated.  You see, we live on E-dock, which is one of the farthest away from the clubhouse, where the laundry room is.  And it was raining a little yesterday and I was tired.

So finding clean underwear was an amazing feeling...I could wait until tomorrow to wash my clothes!

I mean, I literally jumped into the air and exclaimed, "Yes!" when I found them.  Unfortunately there was only one pair, so I will have to do laundry tonight when I get home.  But it's sunny and 78 today here, so it won't be such a chore. 

Especially when I get to sit on deck with a glass of wine and a good book while I'm waiting for it to be done.

And also, we're doing this, this weekend for the first time this season, if all goes well with our projects and the weather:

Pictures from our first time sailing her home in October 2012

Fun times, all around...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Life...of the Wild Variety

Yesterday on the way to the car, I spotted this guy:

I was fascinated.  I've seen jellyfish before, so I'm not really sure why.  Maybe because it's in my "backyard" was so cool to watch for a few minutes.  Its tentacles were out because it was feeding.  When they are full, they retract so it just looks like a round jellyfish.  I know this because my friend Roxy has one as a pet.

And then, when we were walking back from the car later that day, I spotted this little guy!

I've never seen a starfish in the wild before, so I was like a little kid.  There were about 12 of them along the walls. 

I had to stop taking pictures of them though because it was a little excessive.  But this morning when I was walking back to the car for work, there were even more!  A couple looked like babies.  I was late so I didn't stop to take more pictures.  I'm really hoping that we put our trap in the water soon so we can catch a few crabs and lobsters.  Our neighbor does that all of the time and eats really well!

Next, I really hope we get to see a seal.  They say that every now and then one or two wander into the marina.  I might poop my pants with excitement if that ever happens.