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Waiting it Out

24 April 2020 | Stuart FL
Sally | getting ready to storm
I imagine your lives are very similar to ours on Light Reach. Our space is most likely a bit smaller but our activities are about the same. We cook, clean,read, listen to music, binge watch by streaming videos and a wee bit of network tv.

We remain on the mooring in Stuart. It still seems the best choice for us. We have a scheduled haul out date of May 7. Currently we are thinking of seeing if we can extend it by 2 weeks. Martin County has seen many less cases of the virus than West Palm where the condo is located. It will depend on if the marina can alter the schedule. We definitely want to be out of the water by June 1.

We are still going ashore each morning for the usual chose, laundry, showers, and to bring supplies out. Anything non perishable stays in the car trunk for a minimum of 24 hours. Perishables get a wipe down or repackage before being stored. We've washed our hands to the point where I think my fingerprints have disappeared!

More boats have left and the mooring field has many empty moorings and several of the boats on moorings have no occupants. We're pretty alone out here.

We have enjoyed watching a pair of ducks take up residence on the catamaran moored next to us which is unoccupied by humans. I'm sure the owners won't be happy when they return as they're leaving quite a mess. No ducklings yet but Scott thinks they may have nested in the boat’s dingy.

We also marvel at a family of 6 living on a boat that is less than 30 ft. I don't know how they manage to keep their sanity.

The kids scamper all over the boat like monkeys. They get along famously with one another. The oldest beng about 12 and the youngest about 3 and so precocious. She has one decibel level and that is loud. They do get into mischief and Dad reads the riot act. They have two kayaks that are put to much use. Currently grounded from since they somewhat intentionally capsized one this week. They wear their PDFs when in them. Mom home schools them even when things are normal. They have made us smile so many days just watching their antics.

And so we wait trying not to get too involved with the news and the craziness of the political posturing. Hoping you are all well and safe.

The captain just called Indiantown, we were able to push out the date for haul out to May 21.

The picture is of the family’s boat.
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Vessel Name: Light Reach
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 37
Hailing Port: Annapolis Md
Crew: Scott and Sally and missing our CSO India the wonder Schnauzer she sails on in our hearts
About:
Scott and Sally met in college, married and lived the average dirt dweller life for years always somewhere near the water. We fell in love with sailing in the early 90's. Summer of 2014 we both retired and became full time cruisers. [...]
Extra: "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield
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