05/07/2008, On the New River, Fort Lauderdale
Hi there and welcome to my world. My name is Chip and I am a seadog. I live aboard the Talespinner with the Captain. We're getting ready for our big voyage to the Bahamas, and I think we're gonna be leaving pretty soon. Sometimes I get nervous that I'm not going to get to go - like when the engine starts up. It makes lots of noise and I run and hide in the forepeak.
The Captain and I brought the boat up to this cool marina on a river. There's lots of grass and big trees with squirrels and pigeons. Any time I go ashore, I run really fast and clear them out with one bark. They take off like, well, squirrels and pigeons. It's awesome.
The captain is getting ready to take off to go buy more stuff. I sleep while she's gone. Then when she comes back and starts putting away all the groceries and parts, I have to supervise. I especially have to watch where she puts the doggy treats!
May the wind always be full of good smells!