C-Dory in our boatwell
Settling in has taken more time than I thought. Guess that’s why I’ve been neglecting my blog.
Well we just got our new boat, so we’re officially settled.
She’s a 2007 C-Dory 25 which we bought from Bob & Betsy, a lovely couple in Bend, OR. They have used her extensively throughout the US (it’s a trailable boat), so she has lots of experience.
Once we get the hang of her we’ll hopefully be able to report on some new adventures.
Alan & Janice
We’ve been here about a week now. I’ve been too busy to blog. Still unpacking and learning about living in a floating home (things like logs, stringers, honeypots etc.). Above is a photo of our house from the river side. (Not sure which is considered the front or back of the house). The large darker colored rectangular object is the garage door for our boat (which we haven’t purchased yet).
We’ve been waking up to temperatures in the high 20′s and fog. (I miss Florida already). I’m told though that the weather in the summer here is the best in the country. (We’ll see).
Well I better get back to work.
We’ve rented out our house in Florida and bought a “floating home” on the Columbia River in Portland, OR. We left Florida Jan. 2nd and today we’re in Las Cruces, NM. Should be in Portland the 9th or 10th. (assuming we don’t get stuck in a snowstorm).
We’re taking the southern route (I-10) to avoid the snow at the mountain passes in the Rockies, but despite this it’s been freezing at night (literally) and snowing in Texas. Luckily Janice insisted I buy warm clothes for the trip and winter life in Portland.
Rest In Peace
Schooner our 13 y.o. Lab passed away today. He will be missed by the nursing home patients he comforted, the school children he helped learn to read, the neighborhood children, the Humane Society volunteers and most of all by us. He was the best dog one could ever hope for.
This is the last trip Latitude Adjustment will make from our home. Taken by her new owners.
Well we did it. A lot faster than I thought. We closed today and the new owners will be sailing her away from our dock tomorrow AM. It was a pretty smooth transaction and I think Latitude Adjustment will be in good hands.
As for our next adventure, we decided to move to Portland, Or and live on a houseboat. Over the next several months we will be taking trips there (by airplane) looking for a place to live.
We’ll keep you informed.
After much thought and sleepless nights Janice and I have decided to put Latitude Adjustment up for sale. It’s not that we don’t love her anymore. We both just decided that my age related ailments (mainly a bad back) make it difficult to continue the sailing lifestyle.
We’re in no hurry to sell her therefore at this time we’re not using a broker. When we do sell her we’ll probably get a trawler or a small bay type boat.
You can see the ad at: Latitude Adjustment for sale or by clicking the menu at the top of this page.
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I probably won’t be adding to this blog much unless something exciting happens. I thank all my loyal followers.
We took the fast track and got home in 6 days. Much to our relief the house is still standing and hasn’t been broken into to.
We have lots of catching up to do. Probably won’t write again until our next trip (unless something exciting happens.
I’ve been bad. No posts for quite a while. It’s much easier to find the time to get out my computer and write on the boat than the Roadtrek.
We had a nice/interesting time at the Mensa AG (annual gathering). The Motel 6 worked out well for Schooner. We left him alone in the room during the day and apparently he didn’t bark much or at least nobody complained. Parking was a little bit of a problem because the hotel that held the conventions (Silver Legacy) parking lot had a height restriction of about 7 ft. (We’re 8 1/2 ft high).
From there we made our way to Long Beach, CA to visit old friends. Our visit was cut short due to various circumstances.
We’re currently in Blythe, CA on our way to Deming, NM. We hope to be home on Thursday. Unless something exciting or interesting happens before that I won’t be posting until we get home.
Janice on Bumpass Hell Trail
We only spent one day at Lassen. The scenery was beautiful and I took lots of photos that I might upload to my Picasa album. Despite it being the end of June with daytime temperatures in the 60′s-70′s there was much snow on the ground and the mountains.
We decided to hike one trail to the top of a hill overlooking mud pots and sulfer springs. (Bumpass Hell). It was about 4 miles uphill in the snow. About half way up we realized that we should be wearing hiking boots instead of sneakers and boat shoes. When we reached an area where the snow became real mushy and our socks got wet we decided to turn back.
So much for our hiking ambitions.
We’re now sitting in our RV at a park in Susanville, Ca. We should be in Reno tomorrow where the Mensa AG is being held. We’re be staying at a hotel. Yay.