Archive for July, 2006

  • by strathy

    The clouds prepare for battleIn the dark and brooding silence.Bruised and sullen stormcloudsHave the light of day obscured.Looming low and ominousIn twilight prematureThunderheads are rumblingIn a distant overture… – Jacob’s Ladder

  • by strathy

    The problem with having an air conditioned boat is that when the weather is hot, you don’t want to do anything. Today, it is unbearably hot outside – over 40 deg C. with the humidex scale. I’ve not left the boat nor have I done anything but eat, sleep and read books. Oh yes, I […]

  • by strathy

    We have some new neighbours here on our dock. They are noisy and aggressive but at lot of fun to watch. They are a family of barn swallows that have taken up residence under the bow of a powerboat across the dock from us. I guess this is what happens if you park your boat […]

  • by strathy

    Is this the Simple Life or is this just simply life? A question I’ve been asking myself lately. The fact that we got rid of so much ‘stuff’ when we moved from the house to aboard the boat would seem to indicate that we have simplified our lives. But have we really? Somehow, I think […]

  • by strathy

    We now have A/C on our Alberg. I got to feeling guilty about leaving my wife and child to stifle at the boat while I went off to work in the luxury of my air conditioned service van. So, to resolve my internal dissonance, I picked up a nice little 5200 btu window rattler and […]

  • by strathy

    As we move through the stresses of life – A. and I have developed a little saying that we say to each other when we see the other getting too stressed about something. It is, “relax, we live on a boat.” This simple reminder has become a bit of a mantra for me especially when […]

  • by strathy

    Ahhh, the Canada Goose. That bird that wears the moniker of our great country – flying majestically in extended V’s across the spring and autumn skies, often heard before they are seen. The mother goose who is willing to defend her eggs and chicks even to death if necessary. Their stark contrasting colors that separate […]

  • by strathy

    There are some things that are part of the living aboard experience that those who live on dirt know little about. For instance, during a bit of a wind storm a couple of nights ago: Watching your drink and dinner plate sliding around the table and hoping that they don’t go too far too fast […]




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