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....

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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
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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

Does Living Aboard Ever Get Old?

04 April 2015 | Confessions of a Live Aboard Hobo
Capt Rich
The longer we live aboard the more frequently we get asked the question: “Doesn’t it get old living aboard the boat?” Even if it does sound a little like a smart-ass comment, the only real honest way to answer that question is with another question: “doesn’t it get old living in a house?” We have less room for junk, it’s not fun when it rains or the wind blows 40kts but at almost every other time it’s just much more interesting and fun than our old lives of living ashore. Ok…now that I think about it, maybe pumping out our waste holding tank at the pump out dock every 7-10 days isn’t fun but getting to the dock sure can be when the current is flowing 4kts and the 20kt wind is trying to blow us away from the dock!

What’s interesting is just how normal life seems on a day to day basis. The kids go off to school, then what seems like 14 different after school activities, all of which require me driving them all around town. Lori heads off to work when I take the kids in to school and I bounce between doing real work and boat projects all day long. Wash, Rinse, Repeat. Days become weeks, weeks become months and then before you know it we have been living here in Morro Bay for 2 years, half the time we spend cruising Mexico. Kayaking around the harbor, sure we have a kayak. Walking out along the sand spit, sure I have my trusty hiking crocs. I’m sure it’s even fun to hike some of the mountain range trails around Morro Bay. I mean I guess it would be fun, but how would I know without time to kayak, walk, or hike? Living aboard doesn’t magically give you more time out from the normal rat race, it just gives you a little more mental clarity to know that you ARE indeed in the rat race, which I think actually makes it worse. Like me seeing a taco cart in a dream, but running as fast as I can towards it unable to actually get any closer to it before I wake up.

I think of funny blog posts about the daily life aboard almost weekly, but it takes time to take those thoughts and smiles from mind to keyboard. I’ll work on improving that, but I also ordered two new kayaks to work on getting OFF the boat more, but as for hiking, if it can’t be done in Crocs is it worth doing anyway?
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