Archive for February, 2007

  • by strathy

    What’s up Duck? This new duck showed up here a couple of days ago. I’ve never seen a wild duck like this before – looks more like a domestic farm duck to me. Anyone know what this is?

  • by strathy

    Norm is my neighbour – one boat over from us. He is an S.B. (Not S.O.B. – just S.B. See my previous post here for a definition.) He too blogs about life aboard. Here is an excerpt from his most recent post: The fact is, living aboard throughout the winter is in some ways even […]

  • by strathy

    A comment that a reader posted on my Winter Live Aboard and Lake Ice post got me thinking about sounds on a boat. I am sure that dirt dwellers who come aboard our boat are amazed by the myriad of new sounds they hear. There are dock-lines creaking in the chocks, halyards banging against masts, […]

  • by strathy

    We are getting hit hard today. It’s been snowing for a good 12 hours now and it is still coming down. Last night it was quite windy too – we were banging around pretty good until I ventured out to tighten up the dock lines. It is also very cold – up to -26 with […]

  • by strathy

    I get emails quite often from people who dream of moving aboard a boat. Here is a typical email with my response to his questions. NOTE: Long post here. Questions from an emailer: “I am thinking of doing what you have done. My wife and I are 49 yrs oldnot rich but have a little […]

  • by strathy

    My son (aka The Boy) is never bored. Check out this video on my wifes YouTube site. He would do this for hours if we let him.

  • by strathy

    There are some unwritten rules that come into play when using public showers. The keeping your eyes up as I related some time ago in my ‘Mens Room‘ post is one of those rules. Here is a short story that shows just how necessary those rules are. A couple of days ago one of our […]

  • by strathy

    Here is how I found my neighbour clearing the ice out from around his Bayfield this morning. He is a much smaller man than I – probably half my weight so I guess he can venture out on the ice much sooner than I can – but still, the ice is only about 4 inches […]

  • by strathy

    The last 3 or 4 nights have been very cold which have made for interresting mornings. The peace of our sleep has been punctured by the sound of fellow live aboards pounding ice off their hulls, docks and lines. You can’t tell what direction the pounding is coming from either as it seems to come […]

  • by strathy

    Last night was a rough one. The wind was up – gusting over 50 kph and it was COLD. When I got up this morning it was -16 C so I am sure during the night it was even colder. So, because of the wind there was a lot of jerking and banging which woke […]




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