22 May 2013 | And I Won't Plead the 5th Ammendment!
I've had a few questions about how we could drag when we have a mooring. For every good question, I have a good and simple answer and like the IRS Agents, that involved blaming someone else. One of the conditions when we bought our Morro Bay Mooring was that the current owner would get to use it until Nov 1st as they try and sell the boat that is currently on the mooring. So yes we have a mooring in Morro Bay...but no...we can't use it yet. This dragging incident is still a mystery to me because in over 2 years of full time every day anchoring we have never dragged and I'm inclined to blame the entire dragging event on the Captain at the time, which just happened to be Lori! In fact, since she rarely if ever reads our blog, I think I will take the bold statement right here and now that if I was aboard the whole mess wouldn't have happened, so there, I've said it...gulp.
Is living on the dock more convenient than living on anchor or a mooring?
Well of course it is, just like sleeping in the kitchen would make for easier midnight snacks! That seems to be a good analogy since I have gained 20lbs since returning to the States. I blame it on all the traveling and fast food stops I have been making or maybe I'll blame it on "low level subordinates"? But seriously, without a doubt living at the dock is worlds more convenient than living at anchor or on the mooring. But, and here is the big but, we didn’t like it! Oh sure we liked the endless shore power electricity for hot water and never low batteries, but I think the entire crew would rather move back to land than live at the dock. The freedom of floating unattached from the world is gone and with it the sense of…well FUN. In a twist of what most people would think, living at the dock would send us back to dirt living much faster than floating free even with the increased inconvenience of floating free living. Is the goal in life to have no inconvenience or to have a little adventure? Ship living in San Diego? Well yes, we could do that, but why pay $1300/mo for a lifestyle without fun when we can live on the mooring for $100/mo or less. Do you know how many Tacos and Gina Burgers that could buy when we return to Mexico? Opps…did I just say that out loud? Sorry ignore that before my business partner reads this and realizes our master plan.