Winter on Orion!
20 February 2012
We spent a fantastic family Christmas at the cabin this year! We arrived to a white blanket of snow, decorated the cabin with lights, and cut down the traditional Christmas tree! It even snowed for a few hrs Christmas Day making it all that more special!
The New Year has found us busy socializing with new & old friends alike! It's been wonderful! Our boating friends are getting anxious for the weather to improve to get out there and play, while Darren and I are patiently awaiting our main sail alteration. We often comment when the wind picks up and Orion is pulling at her lines in the slip that she is calling to us to take her out and play! This past weekend had us pouring over the charts and choosing new places to go. A friend suggested a few beautiful spots that are within 3 - 4 hrs from here, so we are looking forward to discovering those as well!
Although it is winter, we really can't complain about the weather this year. There have been some very chilly days & nights, but they were generally coupled with sunshine, so truly beautiful! We did have a snowstorm like no other I have ever experienced! The wind chill was so cold as it snowed it formed ice around the boat, & later that day it warmed up melting the snow & then cooled so fast again that we even had icicles! Crazy! It certainly gave me a new appreciation for people back East that shrink wrap their boats in winter & still live aboard!
I've decided that I'm going to change things up a little, here on the blog. Living aboard is different than traveling and discovering new areas, feeling at times that everyday life isn't very blog worthy. In uncovering this, I've had a change of heart, prompting a new approach. I will now concentrate on doing weekly updates and post a pic from the week that stirred me in some way! Our families will continue to be happy as they enjoy reading the blog & the picture sharing. With this in mind, your comments here on the blog & any feedback you many have, is greatly appreciated!
Hopefully, we all enjoy :)