Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

19 August 2016
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15 May 2016 | The Deck Project Day 1
11 March 2016
23 February 2016 | Morro Bay
13 December 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
27 September 2015
29 July 2015
17 July 2015 | Port San Luis, CA
04 April 2015 | Confessions of a Live Aboard Hobo
08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
06 January 2015 | Talking about RO Membranes
23 December 2014
08 December 2014 | Rich was playing with the Camera Again
01 November 2014 | Or 2 Years Back in the States
08 September 2014 | Is it safe in an Anchorage
02 September 2014
09 August 2014 | 2900 Mile Round Trip

Morro Bay Living

08 February 2013 | The Good Life of Living Aboard
Posted by: Live Aboard Cruiser Hobo Rich
I know it's been some time since my last blog post but I have a good excuse, I was at the Seattle Boat Show selling water maker and alternators. One side of me dislikes the boat shows while the other side loves them. I hate the travel, headache, long hours and being away from home. But I love meeting and talking to cruisers getting ready to start their adventure and of course sealing a record January sales number and getting February off to another record start. When you are away from home two things can happen. One - you like where you are better and don't want to return or two - you can see just how good you have it by missing it. My two weeks in Seattle with almost constant rain put our Port San Luis and Morro Bay living into clear view....I love it.

Of course part of me misses the warm weather of Mexico, the cheap tacos of Mexico and the slower paced life. But when I talk to other boat show carnies it's pretty clear how good our lives are. With the purchase of a Morro Bay mooring, we will not have a summer home in Port San Luis and a winter home in Morro Bay.

A common question I was asked was what it was like being back in the States? The truth is that we have been back now long enough to only know it's more expensive and have a memory of our old ife. Life, work, the kids school schedule...they all suck you back in so fast that before you know it "normal" goes from living on a boat in Mexico to living aboard in Morro Bay of Port San Luis and sending the kids off to school at 7AM and having them come back at 4PM. We felt "normal' down in Mexico and we feel "normal" now. The thing we enjoy about living aboard is the separation it gives us from what we still call "chaos". We drive into it, become part of it, blend in with it, but at the end of the day we look at it from the safety of the cockpit feeling like we have escaped it and are safe from it for the night. Our view of society and our culture was never that flattering and we enjoy living on the edges of it knowing that we are using it like fire at a campsite. It keeps us warm, is a means to an end, but we also know it can burn you if you don't keep it contained.
Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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Laundry Day aboard THIRD DAY in Marina De La Paz
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 1
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 2
Images of one of our favorite anchorages
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Created 15 October 2009
A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Created 16 August 2009
Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Created 28 July 2009
Welding work in La Paz
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Created 27 July 2009
Images taken around Santa Rosilia
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Created 27 July 2009
Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
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Created 11 June 2009
Images of the Cruising Kids
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Created 20 May 2009
When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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Created 27 January 2008