With much advice and pending changes as per further advice, here’s the budget and maintenance log. It looks daunting but finding things used, as well as obtaining donations and discounts (please help with that!) will make it much more manageable. These should just open when you click on them… but when I previewed them, I…Keep reading
It seems like a good idea to do this with myself, and because so many people have already become part of this, it feels right to share it with you. Yes, I was pushing things to try to head south this fall. However, it WAS possible. So I had to try. Saving myself, saving anyone…Keep reading
Someone asked me again about how I eat. It happens a lot. Some are curious because I live on a small low-tech boat, some because of my intolerances, often for both reasons. Either way, I love answering — it’s always good to have more opportunities to talk about food and about simple living! I just…Keep reading
We’re mostly made of water, and available in infinite varieties, with a tendency to tangle. We mostly grow in groups; some multiply, some die, some drift and reroot elsewhere. The outliers converge, if not in bays, with communication through the fish and the vibrations in the water. Some do grow best in solitary, whether as…Keep reading
I’ve written about some of the parallels between this journey up the Rideau and our collective journey up the proverbial creek in terms of the global climate and human rights crises. The fact that boats are (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again) small floating abnormalities in the time/space continuum keeps emphasizing that.…Keep reading
Skoro will wait for spring perched on her keel with no water except the ice and snow reminding her of where she belongs. What do dry boats dream of? Do they dream of warm waves, fish tickling their keel, and sweet anchorages? Do they dream of new bilge boards and solar panels, and the stories…Keep reading
My phone stopped working, so until I was kindly loaned this interim phone (thank you, Extinction Rebellion Ottawa), instead of working — I wrote. I am a small gypsyhermit in a very large world. I’m told I have severe agoraphobia, but it took years to diagnose, because I would always rather be outside… because the…Keep reading
My friend John would’ve had a fit at Skoro’s state — she’s good and solid and I love her, but she needs prettying up… and John made every material thing he touched into a work of art. He made the people he touched see themselves as works of art, too. John would have banned me…Keep reading
I’ve been itching to write about the connections and parallels between the current Climate Emergency Sailboat conundrums and the climate crisis for a while now, and how what I’m doing matters to that, but I’ve been too busy putting out fires to plant trees, and that metaphor is just the tip of the iceberg. Things…Keep reading
OF WHICH THERE ARE MANY And some photos at the end Because I need to catch up about all those, to tell the stories, and to remind myself. I’ve been making jokes about post traumatic outboard syndrome, but it’s true — being on edge all the time, and having to be ready for boatly things…Keep reading
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