15 January 2009 | and Photo Essay of a Boat School Field Trip
13 January 2009 | Our Trip to Isla Isabala in Photos
13 January 2009 | An update on the editing process
11 January 2009 | I move junk around the boat just for fun!
11 January 2009 | $38 for an alternator rebuilt sounded like a good deal to me
11 January 2009 | It’s time for some reality mixed into the cruising dream
11 January 2009 | Decision Time: To go South or North
04 January 2009 | Sometimes a Photo is worth a million words, or is that a million callories?
03 January 2009 | Is our anchor stuck in the San Blas Estuary Mud?!
02 January 2009 | After 5 months of cruising, we are figuring out what works, and what causes stress aboard S/V THIRD DAY
31 December 2008 | THIRD DAY moved from one Paradise to another
31 December 2008 | As written in the Dive Log by Jason age 10.
30 December 2008 | SCUBA and Snorkeling paradise
27 December 2008 | Since Lori, Amy, and Jason seldom make a Blog Post, the conspiracy theories are starting!
27 December 2008 | Known as the Galapagos of Mexico this volcanic island is a naturalists paradise
26 December 2008 | Our first Mexico Christmas was a success
22 December 2008 | Christmas just isn't the same when it 89Deg out and the kids go surfing!
22 December 2008 | The Donated funds raised through our svthirdday.com website will be utilized to help the fortunate in San Blas
19 December 2008 | This place is what cruising is all about folks�it will be hard to leave!
Four Years Ago
19 August 2016
Four Years ago today we grabbed our Port San Luis, California mooring ball and ended our Four year Cruise of Mexico so the kids could attend normal High School. It's a decision that has worked out well, even if I have missed the Tacos. But, once you hit the mark of being back for longer than you were away it's time to start planning the next adventure before old man time claims another prisoner.
So, Jason starts his senior year of High School next week and the plans are being crafted for what we are calling Chapter 3. I can't give it all away yet (partly because we don't have it all figured out yet), but suffice it to say, I won't be needing a diesel heater soon and I see Tacos in my future. I also have that butterfly in my stomach feeling again...and I like it!
The Hairy Edge: Life Living Aboard
19 July 2016
Ok, so today I tested the limit and found the hairy edge...
The shower has been draining slow over the last few days and Lori kept asking me to clean it out. See on a boat, the shower water doesn't just magically disappear down the drain and off to the municipal swear plant. On a boat the shower drains into a small gallon sized sump box and in the box there is a "automatic" pump so that when the box gets full the shower water is pumped overboard. So two bad things can happen with this standard boat design, depending on where the clog forms.
1. The shower sump pump dies and before you know it the shower water flows into your bilge area, usually happening for a few days before you notice it, by either a bilge alarm going off or the smell coming from beneath the floor boards.
2. The drain and hair strainer at the entrance to the shower sump box plugs (remember hair + pump = bad). In this case the shower stall doesn't drain or it drains very slowly.
We were experiencing condition No 2, it was 915PM and the last thing I wanted to do was clean out the hair and scum trap, so I just told Lori Boren that the standing water in the bottom of the shower was like a Spa Treatment Pedicure for her feet calluses.
Well, out came the wet-dry-vac and the lines and hair trap screen are now cleaned and the shower is draining again. But for some reason despite the fact that we are both clean...Lori decided to sleep on the couch tonight...geeze. Living the Dream still has its falls down to earth.
Teak Removal Progress
31 May 2016
Hey....it's not as bad as it's made out to be...