Welcome! I am so happy you found my blog.
Hopefully, you found my blog because you have a love or interest in boating, cruising, or traveling to different places. Perhaps you like learning about new places and experiencing different lifestyles – ours is different! We are normal people – part of the baby boomer generation. We aren’t rich, we aren’t poor, we live on and travel by water. We love the simple things in life – friends, family, and visiting new and favorite places.
Though it may seem complicated living and traveling on the water, in many ways life is easier. We move often, never pack a single box, never give notice, call the phone company, etc. We try to make our lives as simple and uncomplicated as possible and still enjoy life. I read published boating articles related to how people survive near disaster on the water. They seem to revel in the drama, fear, and near death experience. That is not what boating is to us. We do our best to have an uneventful cruise – no high seas drama. On occasion something may arise, but due to our diligence in the planning process it rarely leads to anything remotely dramatic. My goal, here on the blog, is to offer positive information on an exciting, fun, and worry-free life style.
Many men are ready to live “the dream” that we call life. Many women fear the lifestyle. Nothing kills a new friendship faster for me, than a man saying to his wife , “Go talk to Angie. She likes living aboard.” Upon first meeting, people believe that I was born to the lifestyle, grew up on the water, and am fearless. Ha! Not even close. I am a Wyoming native (no water front property there) and lived there most of my life. If anything, I would be considered the “chicken of the sea” (but that title is already taken. Check out Margo Wood’s book.). My first introduction to living on water was on the internet, and it seemed something I could do. Then I met and married a man who has lived and worked on the water his entire adult life – and that was my introduction to Boating and Living Aboard 101. Love got me on the water. Trust and faith in my captain keeps me here.
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Hope you are foing well. Retirement suits you. Enjoy, and if you ever het to the east coast. Stop and visit.
David Reed, Retired Navy
Thank you, David!
Angie, thank-you so much for our time spent with you and Bruce on your beautiful boat! I see your pride and hard work has paid off! I will enjoy reading your blog.
My friend Diane told me about your blog. I am so happy she did. My husband and I are considering living on a yacht next year. So this has been very helpful to understand what it is like. looking forward to reading all your blogs.
Thanks to Diane, and Thanks to you, Lee, for checking out my blog. I hope you find what you need. You can always ask specific questions. I am happy to assist you anytime!
I am VERY EXCITED to have found your blog! I am from the midwest and my better half is stationed at sea. He has grown to love the ocean and I have had my reservations. Seeing a woman who enjoys the ocean the way you has really inspired me. I keep reading and learning from your blog but have found that I am in desperate need of some training. I find myself looking up terms constantly as I read. I was wondering, can you recommend any books, websites or videos that I could access to learn the “Basics?” I appreciate your thoughts and look forward to following your blogs. You are a wonderful writer!
I like your writing style, and I’m hoping for more posts like this one.
Howdy I am so grateful I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a marvelous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the fantastic job.
Bruce/Angie – we’re heading up the coast next week (leaving San Diego on Thursday). We’re probably going to be too far offshore for you to pick us up on AIS but we’ll be watching out for you! We’re heading up to NMII, load then head west to the land where our namesake made his name. All is well at home. Suzy says hi! Looking forward to the next time we can enjoy the crab on your deck! Sail safe! Bill Baldwin
Sail safe Bill! Was hoping to see you and Suzie when we got to San Diego. Sorry to miss you.
Son Scott bought a Cruisers 51′ coastal cruiser in 2009 thinking he would have the same experience that ML and I had in San Diego. He has a home in Clearwater, FLA on the inland waterway. No such luck, $100,000 later with the boat in much better shape he sold it for a $200,000 loss! He is much wiser and now he knows what is meant by “It’s a Boat”!
Charley Stark from the beautiful shores of Wichita, Kansas.
Hello you lovely people. We have some good news from our end. We are going on our holidays!…..We love
your blogs and love you too!!
Awesome! Have a wonderful time! We love you guys! 🙂
Hello you guys. My emails don’t seem to reach you (failure notification) so I’ll give your blog a try. I am forwarding my last email to you.
[[[[[[ Hi Ida! Got your message and sent an email. Thanks so much! Angie]]]]]]]
Hey, where’d you get YOUR chairs. I like them. And I like the colors of your cushions. We did sit in our chairs with company last Saturday evening.
Hi Bruce and Angie,
We are in La Paz, heading back to PV soon. Miss you mucho.
Your cruise sounds exciting and fun. Maybe we will cross paths in July when we are up in the NW with Dean.
Maureen & Mike