Monday, March 21, 2011

Family Aboard

Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
34 42.54 N 081 05.58

I've been neglecting this blog for a while.  I apologize.  The reason is that our daughter Jenny is aboard and she turned our lives upside down.  I mean that in the most positive way.  It's a delight having her.   We're just so busy having fun and catching up with each other that the blog gets neglected. 

Jenny got here at 0230 Saturday morning.  She flew to Lauderdale and drove the rest of the way.  I waited for her up by the highway.  Libby stayed on the boat but she was too excited to sleep.  

Later this week, we'll leave the harbor and spend a day or two out at one of the unpopulated keys in Florida Bay.  We'll swim, snorkel, star gaze and have fun.

It was a bit jolting for Jenny as we move around Marathon.  People kept calling her by name; "Hello Jenny."  The thing she didn't know is that those people are our friends and we told them Jenny was coming. :)

Jenny thinks that she can sense Tarwathie tipping (heeling) as we move around inside the boat.  I maintain that it's all in her head; the degree of heel caused by shifting a couple of hundred pounds a few feet is too small to measure and too small to perceive.  Maybe I'm wrong though.  We've lived aboard many years now and we are totally adapted to our environment and perhaps insensitive to small things.

:( Just a short time in the hammock yesterday was enough to sunburn Jenny's milky white skin.  Uh oh.


  1. When we went up in the arch in St Louis my wife told the ranger that it was swaying and he said no it wasn't. She got rather indignant and he stopped and stayed still and said I guess it is moving.

    You just get so use to it you can't feel it.

    Bill Kelleher

  2. Parfait carries a midship counter weight on the starboad side to correct a small error in manufacturing. You might have noticed that the solid ground feels like it is moving after some time on board.


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