"You're only the captain while we are moving..."
13 November 2013
So we know that Casey is doing fine but how is the married couple doing? As I think I mentioned in a previous post Chrisy has neither jumped ship nor kicked Roger off the boat so it really can't be all that bad.
While we are under way we each have our respective jobs that keep the boat functioning well. To start the day, Roger is on the bow raising the anchor while Chrisy moves deftly between the anchor locker and the helm to clear the anchor chain and drive the boat. Once underway we share the jobs of keeping track of the bridges and various hazards that are nicely documented in Active Captain which might be the topic of another blog entry and - oh yes - driving the boat.
Moving down the ICW is really not all that difficult. Southbound, if you can keep the red triangles on your right and the green squares on your left, you'll be in pretty good shape. Picking anchorages where we can take Casey to shore adds a little bit of complexity to the calculations and dodging the weather systems adds another level. The cold fronts have been rolling down on us with some degree of regularity. Tonight we are stapled to a dock riding out winds of 20 mph with gusts over 40 and very glad that we chose a marina over an anchorage. We have our newly acquired $25 space heater plugged in and are dealing with the descending temperatures just fine. Most of the decisions for moving the boat are made in a very collaborative manner, but it's pretty clear that Roger has the last say.
Recently, Roger carried that "I am captain of this boat" attitude down below and asked Chrisy "can you get me xyz, can you do this, that or the other thing..." And Chrisy quickly turned on her heel and replied "you are only captain of this boat while we are moving!" Quickly put in his place Roger proceeded to take the trash out...