From NJ to MA

We took 6 days to go from our marina in Jersey City, NJ to Fairhaven, MA. We could have done it more quickly but we were in a combination of vacation mode and ohcrapwecantbelieveweareactuallydoingthis mode. So, with that in mind, here is a recap of our trip:

Day 1: Jersey City to Oyster Bay, NY.

We didn’t sail at all as the little wind we had was almost completely on the nose the entire day. It was beautiful and sunshiny otherwise. The kitties settled down-ish once we were underway. Lola goes to sleep in whatever small, protected place she can find. Winston comes into the cockpit, yells at us, and usually settles down on my lap.

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Skipper Joe in the Galley Show!

On the boat next to us lives Skipper Joe; a musical, funny, all-around gifted dude.  He was the neighbor who provided the impromptu musical interlude between our de-naming ceremony and our naming ceremony.  The song he sang was Mr. Blue Sky (a totally appropriate song for a sailboat any time but especially during a completely-non-solemn ceremony) which may have been the highlight of the afternoon.

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Cooking on board

I love to cook and one of the things I looked for in a boat was a galley (kitchen) that was usable and easy to cook in.  Our Amazon 37 definitely fit the bill with more counter space than our New York apartment (though with a much smaller stove and refrigerator!).  The cooking area is efficient and it really is a joy to cook in (especially now that I have my stove).  I have made some pretty fabulous meals and don’t feel that I am hindered in any way by my new cooking set-up!

Our Galley (from the "for sale" pictures - we don't have any good photos of the inside yet...)
Our Galley (from the “for sale” pictures – we don’t have any good photos of the inside yet…)

In addition to my love of cooking I am an admitted cookbook junkie.  I pared down to what I thought was the bare bones minimum before our big move.  It was quite an eye-opener when we started unpacking the three boxes of my cookbooks from storage.   Continue reading “Cooking on board”