Thursday, 19 March 2009
10 things i love about living on a boat
being 5 minutes from the beach, so nice for exploring and finding treasures
the beautiful sunsets
being rocked to sleep
the wildlife including our beloved swans
sitting on the roof with my love and a glass of wine on a beautiful still night
our skylights great for star gazing and cloud watching
being so in tune and in awe of the weather, snuggling down on a rainy night and watching the giant waves crash over the harbour wall
our wonderful neighbourhood, there's a few salty seadogs in there
the sense of adventure we feel on a regular basis
the sea air; it's so much fresher, saltier and bracing when your home is on the sea
don't get me wrong, there are a few things i don't enjoy about living on our boat; not having running water; not having a proper toilet; fitting 2 people on our single bed and the lack of space with an energetic toddler...
but all in all it's been a wonderful 3 years and i feel that the sea has embedded itself into me. i wonder now if i could ever stray too far away from it without feeling homesick. but the time has come to move onto land, at least for the moment. there's no getting around it, the three of us have just gotten too big for this place. so with a mixture of excitement and sadness we have taken the plunge and are moving into a flat, which will seem like an enormous palace to us!