One step forward (in Portland, Maine)

I’m sure there will be a “two steps backwards” to follow this up, but for now I’m just seriously psyched that we made a tiny little step of progress in the right direction! 13 miles, to be precise 😉

It was 40°F (5°C), overcast and we motored the entire way… but the Dickinson diesel stove ran the whole time, we all stayed warm and toasty (my #1 concern with Z is keeping him warm enough!), and now we’re tied up at our old marina in Portland, making pizzas and celebrating a little step in the staircase to progress.

Zephyr spent 90% of the time attached to me in the wrap, keeping us both warm and happy. He loves watching the waves and seeing other boats, and when all else fails a round of “Old McDonald Had a Farm” never fails to please. Especially since this McDonald has dolphins and seagulls and whales on his farm. I do a pretty great dolphin, if I may say so myself.

When he/we needed a break, Z rolled around on his rug inside, exploring the corners of the floor and looking for any crumbs I missed in my sweeping 😉 He could see us outside, watch the fire in the Dickinson, and move around at his own free will… the already baby-safe nature of boats (round corners, everything stowed away, etc) is one of the best parts of life aboard 🙂

Now we wait for a weather window, I work a little, and we finish trying to find places to store everything while enjoying a few days in the Old Port. Life is good!



One step forward (in Portland, Maine) — 2 Comments

  1. Anxious to follow you progress. My name is Warren and I bought ‘Details’ from John of Provincetown, MA. I have her in Stuart, Fl. I am doing some work on her now and your blog is a good source of information and inspiration for me. Good weather and safe trip to you all.

    • Hi Warren — Great to hear from you! We’re anxious to make some more progress 😉 We’re hoping to make it down Floriday-way, so would LOVE to see Details and swap boat stories, if you’re around with the boat! Jon’s working on write ups for a few projects too — he’s definitely the brain and brawn behind 99% of the improvements we’ve made to Brio!

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