Sunday, January 24, 2010

We are in trouble now

She no longer stays put. Her latest skill, climbing out of the cockpit.

Yemaya plays drums

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Life on Land

So, we are spending five weeks in an apartment to have a little break from the boat and figure things out.  The place we are subletting has all the luxuries, showers, washer dryer, cable TV, two bed rooms, and a hot tub.  Yemaya has been enjoying the floor space, Ari and I have been enjoying a TV in the living room and bedroom. 
I'll admit that living on the boat isn't the easiest thing all the time, but I also love it.  There have been a bunch of sea lions spending their time in our marina, and I spend more time walking and getting exercise when we are there.  So far with such a little baby there has been only a little sailing, so that makes it a little less fun. 
But last weekend we took Macha out (pics to follow once the camera and computer are reunited) for a quick sail.  Thanks to Craig for the encouragement and sailing so I could take care of Yemaya and sail a bit.  Yemaya sat in her little bed and played and cried a bit.  We put up the main and pushed off the dock.  Head sails followed for a few tacks up the estuary and then with the wind and current helping a gentle sail back to the dock.  It was only an hour or so, but it was nice to get Macha off the dock after nine months.  Ari and Craig had earlier take the Tuna out for a spin before dropping the mast as part of Ari's ongoing project to get her ready to race.  Hopefully we can get the boat(s) out more and start to make our life on the boat feel a little less like sacrifice and a little more like fun.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Yemaya's first drawing

With the help of cousins Z and S, Yemaya was able to make her first drawing. She is very advanced!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The joys of travel

Here you can see what I like to call "My dad let me pee all over my
clothes, and then I pooped in the baby bjorn and had a major blow out,
and mom only packed one extra outfit, airport tee shirt." The smallest
shirts they had were 2x, but the yellow one at least fit over her
head. The very cute Canada shirt has the smallest head hole I have
ever seen. Ari couldn't believe there was not some kind of
standardization for these kind of things.