We now have a new kitchen with actual storage (hooray!), a bathroom with room to spread one’s arms out (incredible! – for a boat) and a new bedroom with an actual bed and storage (whoo hoo!). Oh yeah, and we’re expecting a baby in approximately a week and a bit (eeeeep!).
A wheelhouse in a day and a bedroom in a… year?
If you’ve been following along with our boat renovation adventures, you won’t be surprised to learn that Odin’s fit-out out is taking us longer than anticipated. Usual story.
You’d be forgiven for thinking we were still docked at the boat yard battling a major boativation issue, it’s been that long since I’ve written an update. But you’re wrong. We moved back aboard Odin 2 months after leaving her at the boat yard, 1 month later than planned and exactly 1 year to the […]
It gets worse before it gets better
“It gets worse before it gets better,” said Luke from the boat yard as we wandered over to the water’s edge. I stared down into a massive hole in the back deck of our floating home. It’s a huge new access point for the engine, batteries and water tanks. It’s the first step towards making […]
Goslings, pigeon poops and a first journey under our own steam
It’s July and that means we’ve now reached 10 months of boat ownership and 7 months of liveaboardship. To mark these inauspicious occasions, I’ll share some details and ramblings about our river life, close-up. It’s also an excuse to share some pics from my new 85mm lens, truth be told. The gosling (alarm clock) During March, […]
Hot water, storage beds and strimmer engines
Hello. Its been a while since I’ve scribbled our latest #boatlife news, so I’ve accumulated a few stories: 1) a tale about the homely influence of hot water; 2) musings of jigsaw-esque space-saving storage beds; and 3) a report on how a garden tool pipped a fast-running river.
A zillion #boatlife sunrises, zero hot showers
It’s been 60 days since we became bonafide Liveaboards. In that time, I’ve snapped a zillion sunrises and endured zero hot showers.
Finally, a home afloat
We’ve had a few dark times and a terrible run of luck over the past month. I couldn’t bear to write a ‘we’re still working on it’ blog post, so I waited. But I’m not waiting anymore. Because – hip, hip, hooray! – last Friday we kept our appointment with the crane.
The Tradie Whisper and a picture-list of progress
We’re in our ninth week of boat work. NINE WEEKS. Even while channeling my best devil’s advocate, I would not have believed we’d still be out of the water.
Last week and this week the major work started. Hooray! When I say the major work, I mean the top priority, foundational and expensive stuff involved in A) not sinking, and B) not dying.