Come Aboard

Pipe DreamsNot all our cruising is on the coast of Maine.  Sometimes we take off for several days and explore parts unknown.  For the next 8 days, we will go north to Nova Scotia, so come aboard for a sense of what it’s like to live on a boat.

Pipe Dreams
Pipe Dreams

Here we are in the main cabin or pilot house.  This is where everything from morning coffee to plotting courses to napping takes place.

PhilWith the help of very sophisticated navigation and radar equipment, the captain (hubby) does all of the hard work required to keep us safely on course.  Sometimes, like when it’s so foggy you can’t see a thing, that can be a challenge.

Pipe DreamsThe mate (me) sits comfortably across the way

Pipe Dreams looking at charts to see where we are and keeping the log book.

Pipe DreamsBelow is the galley, a very efficient space complete with cooktop, microwave/convection oven, refrigerator/freezer and ample storage space.  One thing you learn by spending time in close quarters is how to work efficiently.  Once you get the hang of it, you wonder why we all require so much space.

Pipe Dreams/LindaThere is a dining table in this area, too, but since we prefer eating in the main cabin, it serves as a computer table where I can work on photos and do a little catch up when there is WiFi available.  This space also converts into a second berth that sleeps 2 adults.

Pipe DreamsNext is the head,  (For you landlubbers that is the bathroom.) and this is where it gets a little cozy.

Pipe DreamsFortunately,  the shower is across the way which makes it a little easier for more than one person to use the facility at once.  You can be sure 2 people can’t be in the same space at once!

Pipe DreamsAll the way forward is our cabin.  It has a very comfortable queen size bed, but I have to tell you putting sheets on it is not easy because there’s very little space on either side.  If you are a boater and have a trick, do let me know!

Pipe DreamsLike in the galley, there’s ample and well organized storage.  See, there’s even space left in the closet for a few more things.

So, there you have it, home on a boat.  Glad you came aboard.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I better run to do my jobs:  pumping gas, bringing in the fenders, tieing the lines.  Yep, I get to do all the fun stuff, but I’m not complaining because the adventure is worth it.  Can’t wait to see what happens next!

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind


25 thoughts on “Come Aboard

  1. Oh Lulu, your boat is wonderful! What a fun way to travel. That is such a cute picture of you. I had the same trouble with the bed in an RV. Wish I had an answer to this dilemma. laurie

  2. What a gorgeous boat!!!…You look so cute in the hat and love to have seen a pic of “your mate”…
    What an incredible journey you are taking!..

  3. I love seeing your quarters Linda and you’re no doubt an excellent first mate! Looking forward to following your adventures 🙂

  4. Ahhhhh, wish we were with you, sleeping on your dining room table. Hope it is holding up for your new mates. Lynn and Phil.

  5. Have a safe and fun trip. I haven’t been to Nova Scotia in a long time and will look forward to your posts.

  6. Beautiful post Linda.. super to have good health to enjoy special times together with your Captain O Captain.. and you keep a good ship Mate.. happy days ahead to you both.. Thanks for the insite

  7. I’d love to come aboard. By sea is the most comfortable way of travelling.

  8. You are a Super Adventurer!!!!!! This is a really cool boat. Very luxurious! I didn’t know boats looked this good! (I’m quite obviously a “landlubber”!!! 🙂 ) I was also unaware of the sophisticated instrumentation for the captain. Wow! Nothing like what The SKipper and Gilligan had to contend with! 🙂

    Nova Scotia, huh? That ought to be really cool! I hope you guys are enjoying yourselves!!! I really do applaud your sense of adventure! You make up for the party poopers like me who are afraid of their own shadow! 🙂

  9. As much as I love boating, I am a day person and a fair weather fan, just a few hours on a beautiful day is perfect for me! I love that you and your hubs are so adventurous, and that you can bring your laptop!

  10. Sounds like a wonderful adventure in your home on the sea.

  11. Linda, This is going to be fun for us to follow your adventure. I relate a little with close quarters because we had a motor home for five years and traveled in Alaska with two children. Several times the four of us traveled for a week with 2-3 others. Quite a challenge.

    Your boat is very nice.I would enjoy an adventure in a boat like that. Looking forward to your coming posts.

  12. Such a fabulous boat….is it a Nelson by any chance?

    1. No Roger, it’s a Hinckley which for years was best known for premier sailboats. They’ve now added a line of cruising boats which have been tremendously popular. We have the Talerea 44.

  13. Hello Linda, Pam told me I would enjoy your blog and I did! Looking forward to you sharing your trip with pictures! Edward

  14. p.s. LOVE your boat! Patty/NS

  15. Happy sailing. I hope our weather improves for your visit! Patty/NS

    1. It has gotten better after much fog.

  16. She is beautiful (just like you!) I hope you have a lovely trip! Take lots of photos! ♥

  17. What a happy skipper and first mate off on an exciting adventure. Take lots of photos,stay safe and eat lots of lobster.
    🚣. 🚣

    1. In Nova Scotia I’m fling up on their wonderful scallops.

  18. i’m ready to go….

    1. It’s been an adventure you might not be ready for!

  19. LOVE boating and the boat is beautiful!!! Love your little homey touches

    1. If I’ve got to live on the boat, it has to feel like home!

  20. That looks like a wonderful way to share an adventure! I sure enjoyed the tour on the boat, wow all the luxuries of home and that is one gorgeous boat. Thanks for sharing and safe travels………..

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