First Night Aboard

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April 29th 2014
Published: April 29th 2014
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Jane and I finally spent our first night aboard the newly renamed M/V "No Particular Harbor". It was a rainy, stormy night, but we were snug and warm in the master stateroom. The gentle rocking in our slip felt familiar and quite comforting. There are still lots of boxes stacked in the salon, but we will find a place for everything eventually. If we don't, then we really must not need it! We hung some of our pictures and it is really starting to feel like home.

I brought the boat down from Deale, MD last week with the help of two good friends- Capt. Frog and Bill. We had a great trip with fair weather and managed to get tucked into home port before the tornados and high winds on Friday. We spent a night along the way in the cute Eastern Shore town of Onanacock, VA. Bill treated us to a fantastic meal at Biscotti's bistro, located right in the historic downtown which was an easy walk from the town dock. I would highly recommend the place if you travel thru the area. We
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Fred gets a chance to refresh his steering techniques.
just happen to hit on half price wine night, so it was a bonus all around. The engines ran great, but there is still plenty to fix with some minor plumbing problems and the usual maintenance items.

Moving out of the condo we had rented for the last couple of months felt really good. I will not miss all those steps up to the second floor. Although we got plenty of exercise over the weekend hauling all of our belongings onboard the boat. The walk from the parking lot while pushing that damn dock cart kept getting longer and longer. They did have a great cookout and dock party going on Saturday afternoon so we got to meet all of our new neighbors and were able to relax late afternoon.

Our slip faces the west so, we will be able to enjoy a nice shady afternoon cocktail under the overhang on the back deck. We have a concrete bulkhead on the other side of our dock with a nice tall grassy slope. That way we will be protected from high winds and seas from the north and east. Buzz, our neighbor in the next
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At our new dock.
slip, says he has rode out two hurricanes right here at the dock. I doubt we would stay onboard during a major hurricane, but at least the boat should have a good chance here.

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Main Salon

Still lots of stuff to put away.
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Dock Party

Great shade tree at the end of our dock.

29th April 2014

So where is your home harbor for now?
I can't remember where your home harbor is for now...
29th April 2014

Home Sweet Floating Home
Congrats! Glad you're finally on the boat.
29th April 2014

hey there!
Hi Folks Great to hear yere news. Delighted ye are aboard. why not sail over to see us? we will have a big party for Dave's 70th birthday on 24th May. Love to see ye. But in case ye can't make it, do enjoy yere new home. It sounds wonderful. Much Love Fionn and Dave
29th April 2014

What's the plan?
HI, What state is the dock in? How much time do you plan to stay there versus on trips? The boat looks great!
30th April 2014
Dock Party

Love your boat. Really enjoyed the trip and the visiting time, even with Bill. Shure hope your "water" problems end soon so that Jane doesn't beat you up.
9th May 2014

Love the new name!
24th May 2014

Hi Mike & Jane The new "home" looks great. Where will the winter harbor be?
18th June 2014

Your new life sounds wonderful and exciting.
Your new life sounds wonderful and exciting. Your boat looks big enough to even house a couple chickens --- fresh eggs every morning! Where are your boys for the summer? Sending good vibes your way for a fun and safe summer.

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