Leeway II

Fulfilling a life-long dream of cruising the oceans in our own boat. Join us as we travel in our classic 1984 Alberg 37 Yawl

31 March 2014 | Hopetown to Man O War
31 March 2014 | Hopetown, Abacos
20 March 2014 | Hopetown, Abacos
20 March 2014 | Hopetown, Abacos
20 March 2014 | Marsh Harbour, Abacos
11 March 2014 | Marsh Harbour
28 February 2014 | Man O War Cay
28 February 2014 | Marsh Harbour
17 February 2014 | Man O War Cay
09 February 2014 | Treasure Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
31 January 2014 | White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
30 December 2013 | Indiantown
03 November 2013 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
26 February 2013 | Riviera Beach Marina, West Palm Beach, Florida
27 December 2012 | Stuart, Florida
17 October 2012 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
28 June 2012 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
20 May 2012 | Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
07 May 2012 | Indiantown, Florida
28 April 2012 | West End, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

For my Girl Friends

28 February 2014 | Man O War Cay
Cindy
This one is for my girl friends. Not that guys can't read it, but I don't think they will appreciate it.

Have you every tried to shave your legs in a phone booth? Well, neither have I, but I can imagine what it's like every time I have to shave my legs on the boat. Our boat is very comfortable, but when it comes to performing this task it feels like it's well, a phone booth. Picture this - our head (bathroom in nautical terms) is about 3 1/2' x 3' with a sink and a toilet (and a shower, but that doesn't take up any space). The toilet sits on top of a riser and so the seat is 2' above the floor. The toilet is also only 1' from the bulkhead (wall) that the door is on. Great set up for normal bathroom use, but when I have to get my leg, which is only 28" long on top of a toilet seat that is 24" above the floor, while my backside gets squished up against the bulkhead, it's another story. Then I have to get my legs wet enough to put shaving cream on and start to shave, then twist to rinse the razor in the sink. And have you tried to shave the back of your legs when it is at about a 60 degree angle? Good grief, if I wanted to be a gymnast, I would have started a very long time ago.

The left leg is much easier than the right - now I have to get my left leg against the other bulkhead (while my backside is still against the one with the door) and raise my right leg up to put my foot on the toilet seat (which remember, is 24" above the floor). Doesn't sound complicated, but the sink and counter are on the right side, so I really only have about a foot and a half to work in. If I was the size of Twiggy, it might be OK, but for those of you who know me, I'm definitely not. It wouldn't be so bad if I could perform this task about once a week or so, but by the 2nd or 3rd day, my legs are starting to feel like coarse sandpaper. I sometimes think that it might be easier to stand on my head to perform this task, but then I'd likely just pass out from too much blood running to my head. On the other hand, I could just stop shaving my legs altogether - but that's not a viable option of course.

Maybe I'll take a bucket of water out to the cockpit and do it there - my boat neighbours might be able to see me, but at least I won't feel like I've had an aerobics class by the time I'm finished! The things a girl has to go through to look good!
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Vessel Name: Leeway II
Vessel Make/Model: 1984 Alberg 37' Yawl
Hailing Port: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Crew: Wayne & Cindy Milroy
About:
Wayne & Cindy Milroy have been sailing and cruising on Lake Ontario for nearly twenty-five years. Since shortly after joining forces in life, we nurtured the dream to go cruising on our own sailboat “where the butter always melts”. [...]
Extra:
We will use this blog to share our escapades as we go wandering about. We’ll try to keep our family updated on our whereabouts and convince them that we are safe; we’ll share the excitement and wonder of our adventures with friends who supported our dreams throughout the years; and, we’ll [...]
Leeway II's Photos - Main
8 Photos
Created 19 March 2014
Abacos 2014
16 Photos
Created 31 January 2014
Work & Fun in the Sun
27 Photos
Created 24 February 2012
Exploring the Abacos
110 Photos
Created 11 February 2012
Tales from our land-locked summer
20 Photos
Created 13 September 2011
Getting settled before hurricane season
25 Photos
Created 13 September 2011
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale & Area
82 Photos
Created 16 February 2011
Enjoying Stuart and area
35 Photos
Created 7 January 2011
Melbourne, Vero Beach & More
29 Photos
Created 27 December 2010
St. Augustine & Northern Florida
27 Photos
Created 8 December 2010
Peaches..and much more
27 Photos
Created 8 December 2010
The Palmetto State
67 Photos
Created 16 November 2010
Entering the low country
38 Photos
Created 1 November 2010
Beginning of the ICW
37 Photos
Created 31 October 2010
Self-proclaimed sailing capital of the nation
20 Photos
Created 14 October 2010
Long stretchs of open water
11 Photos
Created 14 October 2010
It's true - this city never sleeps
32 Photos
Created 30 September 2010
Moving South down the interior of the USA
38 Photos
Created 30 September 2010
Cruising east towards the Hudson River
40 Photos
Created 19 September 2010
Travels through the Oswego River & Canal
16 Photos
Created 13 September 2010
Our 1st Cruising Boat
8 Photos
Created 24 February 2010
Photos of the Boat
1 Photo | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 24 February 2010

Leeway's Crew

Who: Wayne & Cindy Milroy
Port: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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