John lived on Namaste, his Columbia 8.7 meter sailboat, for 3 years prior to our meeting. He commuted happily from Deale, MD to Rockville, MD – about an hour drive on a good day. The commute was well worth the time though as he started his day on the bow of his sailboat with a cup of coffee and ended it on the stern with a cocktail. Can’t beat that.
In our first online chat, John regaled me with tales of what his life was like aboard his boat with his little pug, Matee (who was litter box trained!). He spoke of the challenges he had to overcome in order to live full time aboard the boat. He also spoke of the joy of his lifestyle
Now, 7 years later, there is a new Namaste sailboat (a MacGregor power sailer) and of course, there is me and my rooted (at the moment) lifestyle. Ah, but, someday in the nearish future, John will once again live aboard a boat as we sail the intercoastal waterway from Maine to Florida.
If you have a dream of living aboard a boat, here’s a few highly reviewed books on Amazon.com that can help you make the adjustment to a lifestyle on the water:
The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat, Revised & UpdatedLeap of Faith: Quit Your Job and Live on a BoatAll in the Same Boat : Living Aboard and CruisingThe Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager