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
31 May 2016
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

Quick Q and A

02 April 2013 | While the Kids are doing Homework
Capt Rich Live Aboard and Owner of Cruise RO Water
Question from Stam:
You didn't mention it but I 'gots ta ask'. Apart from your previous homeowner life gear, Do you maintain a local storage space for excessive boat gear?

Answer from Rich:
Nope....the only junk we stored was all the house gear we couldn't bring on the boat. On the boat if we didn't need something we gave it away rather quickly to make room for other junk. I say junk, but how can I throw out my bread machine and Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer? If I could manage to work my way to the back of the locker I would have those two items with me NOW...but the problem is they are buried behind junk like my refrigerator, beds, bla bla bla. I guess if we were going to become dirt dwellers again some of that junk would be needed. But after buying a mooring here in Morro Bay life ashore is a long way away for us and who knows by that time we will be ready to retire in Mexico.

Question from Mary:
Curious as to why you would have enrolled the kids in Mexican schools right away? NOMB, but is it particular to your kids, or kids in general who are aboard abroad with parents?

Answer from Rich, without being Ok'ed by Lori, so don't blame her!
It's easy for us to look back and make better calls now, but at the time we were not planning on spending all of our cruise in Mexico, it just happened day by day as we loved it, were having a good time and didn't want to leave the land of Cheap Tacos when we heard about what was South. It's not the "common thing" for cruising kids to enroll in the local schools but rather to stay on the boat for home schooling. In some ways as crazy as living on a boat and home schooling sounds to some, it's a next level up of "crazy" to enroll them in school in a foreign country where they don't speak the language. We have two friends that did enroll their kids in the local schools in La Paz and they really enjoyed and parents. But once again what seems crazy from a distance sure looks like the thing to have done with hindsight. The kids would be fluent Spanish speakers and that trade off would have been completely worth whatever they would have missed out on educationally. I mean really, have you seen the dumbing down of the standards these days in the Public Schools, but that's another topic for another day when I'm wearing fire proof underpants from all the angry emails I will get from the Educational Indoctrination Complex.
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
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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