Before I share some photos from our overnight boat trip, I have a small announcement about some changes I’m going to be trying out here on the blog. Here’s the deal — these days I am spending more time working then ever before, and as a result have far less time to craft lengthy blog posts about our adventures. I’ve found myself feeling stressed about getting the posts out, and viewing it as more of a chore than a fun way to share our lives and connect with others.
I don’t want to give the blog up, nor do I want to this to become a space where I only post sporadically. So in an effort to make things less time consuming, I have decided to simplify. Going forward I will be posting much shorter blog posts with fewer photos and fewer words. I intend to post more often so that I can continue to share all the fun stuff we do, but without needing to sort through hundreds of photos and write long narratives.
I am telling you this to keep myself accountable. I am not very good at doing things the easy way :) I don’t want to slip back into my old ways, so I figure if I announce my intentions here I will have to stick with it. Okay? Okay. Enough about that.
Last week we went on an overnight boating trip with Tim’s dad and step-mom, Al & Michele. This is a relatively new boat for them (they previously had a sailboat), and we had the privilege of being their very first overnight guests!
The boat trip was a short journey from their yacht club in New London, CT over to Watch Hill, RI.
We anchored in the bay right outside Watch Hill harbor. Tim and I couldn’t help but feel like we were experiencing the boat version of RV boondocking. The difference is that here you can stay all summer for free, and there’s a pump out boat that comes around and empties your tanks — for free! I could get used to this boating life.
From our anchorage it was only a short dinghy ride over to the beach where we walked around looking for shells and other things to collect.
After the beach Tim and I went on a short kayaking trip around the bay. I didn’t take my camera, but we saw lots of fancy houses, and even more fancy boats.
As evening fell we sat up on the flybridge and had dinner while watching the sun sink below the horizon. Yup, I like this boating thing.
The next morning we took the dinghy over to the town dock and walked around Watch Hill. We saw the lighthouse, the fancy Ocean House Hotel, and some of the really beautiful flower gardens.
The weather was taking a turn for the worse, so we headed back to New London, arriving just in time for the rain to start falling. We really love our RV lifestyle, but oh man is that boating life grand.
If you want to see more pictures of the boat, check out Michele’s blog. She recently wrote a series of posts detailing all the changes and upgrades they have made in the last year.