And Then There Were Two
24 January 2016 | Boot Key Harbor
We are back in Boot Key Harbor after a bustling holiday season that, for one stretch, included 6 souls and a dog aboard Aria. Sorry for the long silence on the blog, but now that's it's back to just Tammy and I aboard, it should be possible to resume.
First off, I must report that Honeydog, despite all of her "boat dog" training, just did not make the cut as a boat dog. She is now living with Stephanie at USC, and is much, MUCH happier to have all four paws on land. Thanks for giving it a try, Honey. We miss you!
Aria has not left her mooring since our last post. Between entertaining, dog issues, boat issues, work issues, and an epically TERRIBLE winter season in the Keys, we have remained right here on our mooring in Boot Key Harbor. True, we have not had to endure the snowfalls some of you are getting, but we have ridden out THREE gales since arriving here. Three. Powerful cold fronts, called "Northers" have pounded us with winds reaching 55 kts. Boats are dragging all over the place. In the Bahamas, someone's dog was washed overboard and drowned. At West Marine, the anchor shelf is empty. Meanwhile we are feeling fortunate to be sleeping through the nights on our hurricane-tested mooring.
Lots more to report, but I won't try to catch you up all at once. I just wanted to resume the blog and let you know that we're still here, learning lots about liveaboard cruising and still very much committed to this lifestyle. See you online!