Life Afloat on SV Light Reach Two Sailors and a Sea Dog

05 November 2021 | Enroute to Stuart
04 November 2021
03 November 2021 | Indiantown
24 October 2021 | Indiantown
09 September 2021 | Treasure Coast Florida
07 August 2021 | Finger Lakes region NYS
28 July 2021 | South Jersey Shore
14 May 2021 | St Lucie River
09 May 2021 | Stuart Fl
05 April 2021 | Stuart Florida
02 March 2021 | Stuart Fl
01 February 2021 | Stuart
30 January 2021 | Boca Raton
29 January 2021 | Stuart Fl
21 January 2021 | Boynton
19 January 2021 | Stuart
29 December 2020 | Stuart F:
25 December 2020 | Sampe as we have been Ho Ho Ho
17 December 2020 | Stuart
16 December 2020 | Sunset Bay Stuart

December Sunday

13 December 2020 | Sunny Stuart
Sally | quiet
It’s been quiet on Light Reach since I last wrote. We’ve managed to do our Christmas shopping on line and have decorated the boat. Our little tree is up along with our stockings and we have lights on the bow and in the cockpit. There are quite a few boats with lights on the docks and in the mooring field.

We had a cold front come through a week ago which has put the temps down into the 50’s at night. It makes for good sleeping weather and we are warm and cozy in our berth. We put up the enclosure which is allows us to sit in the cockpit on cold windy days and protects from the rain too. Yesterday we had a full day of off and on downpours. We had gone in to do an errand run and got caught in it coming back to the boat. Both of us were pretty much soaked. Our 4 HP Yamaha engine for the dingy is giving Scott fits. On the way back in the rain we thought it was going to give up the ghost. It kept kicking out of gear and wouldn’t idle properly either. He had to fight with it when we first went in the water because the needle and seat was not working properly. He had taken extra precautions when we stored it for the summer but the motor trolls were up to their antics. We thought it was fixed when it started acting up again a couple of days ago. During a break in the storms yesterday we swapped the Yamaha out and put the two stroke Johnson on the dingy. So Scott’s project list got a little longer as he’ll need to tear the Yamaha down and hopefully fix it.

We did make a trip down to the condo last weekend to do laundry and restock from the freezer there. It may sound crazy to haul our laundry down there but I like the facility better. The laundry room at the condo is in a screened in out building. The one here is an air conditioned interior room. The idea of fresh air appeals to me right now. And I can put the clothes in to wash/dry and then go back to the condo. Here I would have to wait outside by the coffee shop crowd or sit in the car. We also take advantage of the shower while we are there. LOL yes we do shower more often than every 10 days.

A shout out to Patti and Paul, nice to know someone reads the blog 

The picture is our neighbors, Veronica and Tom’s boat “Toucan Share”. She is a Vagabond 42.

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
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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