Monday, December 31, 2018

Cholamark dinghy covers--the best ever

Our brand new dinghy and cover
Like all cruisers, our dinghy is really important to us.  Having just replaced our dinghy under warranty, we wanted to get a cover at the same time to help protect it from the brutal tropical sun. And some added protection from our kids (who refuse to stop eating and continue to grow at an alarming rate) would be nice as well.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy Holidays from Thailand

Rafting down the impromptu lazy river

Christmas Eve marked the start of the seventh year that we have lived aboard Perry. It is also the fourth Christmas we have shared with our friends on Field Trip.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The party's over

Now that Nana has left us, it's time to start some of the boat work that we had postponed. Some of it involves boat parts that she hauled half-way around the world for us.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

'Round Phuket

Koh Panyi (Muslim fishing village on stilts)
After returning the rental car, the second part of Nana's visit was spent taking Perry around to some of the local anchorages. We are still getting used to how tourist-y everything is here. And there are a lot of other boats, especially charters. As soon as you put down your anchor, a charter boat plunks down nearby (many times very nearby), then another and another.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Phuket--It's better with Nana!

Ko Phanak
With all the stuff squirreled away in Nana's humongous suitcase (things we had ordered as well as gifts from Nana, Grandpa and others), it was like an early Christmas when she arrived. Of course the best gift of all was Nana herself!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

What do you do all day?

Matt working on the high-pressure pump for our water maker

'What do you do all day?' is one of the most common questions we get, along with 'What do you eat?' People either have a hard time imagining our daily lives or they just envision us laying on the beach and sipping umbrella drinks.