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,” 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 […]
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, […]
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.
It’s been 60 days since we became bonafide Liveaboards. In that time, I’ve snapped a zillion sunrises and endured zero hot showers.
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.
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.
This week we continued our quest to learn and gather quotes for the big boat jobs. We also bought a car, moved to a new Airbnb apartment (AGAIN), tinkered about on Odin and barbecued with our new island neighbours.