Time has been racing by down in the Caribbean, how many sleeps until Christmas? Yikes!
Our dockage ends here on the 21st so we are rushing to get work done. The marina here has an AWESOME pool and when one of us needs to make a mess of the boat the other takes the kids off to their daily jaunt to the pool.
We’ve met up with another cruising family, SV Kanaloa, Ren and Rob are in the same boat as us, so to speak, they recently purchased their sailboat, have 2 young kids – hey ho to Elle and Berkeley – and are using St. Maartin to prep their boat and adjust to their new lives. Check out their youtube channel, they’re a hoot.
We’ve had a little bit of practice now with this lifestyle and know how important it is to find other kid boats for us all to mingle with. Important for the kids and the parents. SV Kanaloa may be hitting the BVI after St. Maartin so I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of them once we all move on.
Move on, it doesn’t feel like that will ever happen. Carl finally installed our shore power plug today. He cursed that it took him all day to complete. That’s what happens when you drop a much needed tiny screw down one of the cockpit drains that disposed of it in the lagoon like a piece of trash.
Ha ha, he’ll get over it.
Carl and I have been sleeping in the pilot house in separate berths and it hasn’t been working out that great. It’s a few degrees warmer up there than the rest of the boat and we find that it would be nice to actually have a space of our very own, you know to escape every now and then. We have decided to “escape” to Crew’s cabin. We’ll extend the bed out to the wall as originally planned and build Crew an extra bunk under Cali’s bed. So far he’s not sold on the idea, Carl may find himself with a new snuggle buddy and me out in the pilot house again.
We have a bunch more on our every growing do list before departing St. Maartin so we really should stop playing tourist and get to work.