Reminders of why we're working so hard

 A non-work weekend. Yes, there's lots to do. That's okay.

A non-work weekend. Yes, there's lots to do. That's okay.

Sometimes it feels like all you do is work on the boat. The list expands with the effort you put in, which seems backwards. Project creep is a real thing. Oh, you want to create a pilot berth on the port side? Okay. Rip out the existing structure. Which means you need to sand. And paint. And oh. Maybe the table needs to be redone. Does this impact the floor? Oh look, another leak to fix. Better do that before you do anything else.

Every now and then, it is not only a good idea to take a break, it's necessary for your sanity. It's a sweet reminder of why you're working so hard.

The wind in your hair. The sheer joy of slipping through the water under sail. The sound of the Bay gurgling along. The laughter.

 Blue sky day.

Blue sky day.

The satisfaction of anchoring under sail, and creating a dinner out of nothing, really, to eat on the foredeck while the sun goes down.

 Dinner created from everything we had on board.

Dinner created from everything we had on board.

Yes, take a break. You'll come back to boat work renewed, revitalized.

(and if you're interested in more about this living-on-a-boat thing, you'll want to read this.)