Saturday, October 30, 2010

Peaceful sleep

Yesterday, we continued with moving food and equipment from Compass Rose to Sojourner. C. set up the galley so that all is organized. I worked on understanding the plumbing system. What seemed a bit overwhelming at first is now starting to make sense.

Last night some friends came by on their boat and docked next to us. It was the first time we have been able to entertain people on a boat. There was no room on 22 foot Compass Rose. Now it's possible to have people come over and actually sit down. We thoroughly enjoyed the social time and stayed up late talking.

Finally, it was time to spend our first night on the boat. What a peaceful night's sleep it was. We snuggled under the soft fleece covers and drifted off to sleep.

This morning we are having our first breakfast on the boat. It is a beautiful day to learn more about the systems on board, relax some, do some home work for piloting class, and maybe entertain some people tonight.

I am adjusting to leaving my little boat and moving to this bigger girl. She is a pleasure to be on. I know that eventually I will learn about her, get the feel of handling her and come to love her as I did little Compass Rose. I will get accustomed to charting a course on Sojourner.

I hope that this Saturday finds you well. I will catch up on blogs as soon as possible. Enjoy the day.


  1. nice. sounds like you are really enjoying the new boat...

  2. You deserve a nice rest after your ordeal at the fast food restaurant.
    Makes me want to become a sailor so I can come up along side your new boat and say "Ahoy".

  3. What a nice Saturday for you.

    Though I get the danger, I would like to thank you for sticking up for that woman in the restaurant. I thank you for both myself, and for other women who have been her.

  4. Ah. A nest which floats upon the sea. Enjoy it, Syd. You should.

  5. Sojourner sounds like an absolute delight! I'm positive you'll get the hang on her before long. (Hugs)Indigo

  6. wow
    'beyond our wildest dreams' eh..?

    Cool. I love how your recovery is opening up into new chapters :)

  7. How nice to move on to bigger and better things. I'm happy that the changes in your lives are peaceful and full of wonder.

  8. Syd, I love how the new boat is helping you grow in your social life, too.

  9. Looks like a real beauty! Glad you're able to extend the enjoyment to others now too. :)

  10. Glad you get to enjoy your life.
    With the Alanon tool chest at my hips more moments of serenity have been built up for me to appreciate.

  11. really nifty Syd, glad you're getting to know her and she's treating you well, welcoming you to whatever she has in store!


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