Category Archives: Living Aboard

A Summer Tale

Summer – cool days, rainy days, hot days teasing us; boat work and getting ready to sail – and the pleasures of falling water… Continue reading

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A Slow Flood

I don’t know how to describe what we are going through except as a slow flood. First the water rises, slowly and inexorably. Then it stabilizes for a short while; if the wind is from the right direction, if it blows offshore, the level may even go down. But then it creeps upward again… Continue reading

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When Lake Waters Rise

This year Lake Ontario is high and rising, and rain continues to fall frequently over the lake and the watershed that feeds it. When I last checked (on the US Army Corps of Engineers site) the water had risen 18 inches over the month before and was well above the expected forecast at 247.7 feet. It is expected to continue rising… Continue reading

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Spring!

Spring – a changeable season that brings its own delights and challenges here in the marina… Continue reading

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Goodbye December, Hello 2017

Every winter is different, and it pays not to take anything for granted. “Be prepared” should always be the motto of the sailor and the liveaboard. That said… Continue reading

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Under Cover for Winter

To sum up: the challenges, we learned, were to build a cover that stands up to the wind, does not allow snow or rain to accumulate, gives us space to go forward along the deck to do things like put water into our tanks or tighten dock lines, and stays down and in place in even the windiest conditions. Each year we’ve managed to do a little better by solving the problems of the year before, and this winter we planned to keep improving. Continue reading

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And Now it’s Summer

…This spring there was a change. We were ready to do more, to sail more. At the boat show we mentioned to the organizers of the long distance races that we would love to do them, but didn’t belong to a club… Continue reading

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