Chief cook and bottle washer!
Rebecca shared an observation with me yesterday. In our previous “job” of running our martial arts school, both she and I were responsible for an entire gamut of duties. We were both teachers of course, but in addition to that, we were responsible for cleaning, accounting, advertising and marketing, sales, merchandising, repairs, etc. etc. etc.
Given that each of us had to be able to “switch gears” so readily, she believes, and I would agree, that the two of us have a pretty good advantage when it comes to the requirements of cruising. Why? In the previous week alone, we have been electricians, woodworkers, plumbers and mechanics. We have cleaned, spliced rope for our storm drogue, studied charts, done fiberglass work, planned provisioning lists and most importantly, had fun while doing all of the above.
Eyes spliced in the lines for our Seabrake storm drogue.
One of two hanging lockers which we converted to shelves. This will be much more efficient for storage. They still need to be stained which will be one of today’s tasks.
This is a fiberglass and epoxy pad that I laid up for under a windlass. This one may very well have to be redone as I didn’t wax the glass first and now it won’t come off. An important detail I guess!
Our friends, who have been cruising the Caribbean for several years now, have shared with us that they are responsible for an equally wide range of duties and I think it’s pretty safe to assume that just about every long-term cruiser out there would be the same in this respect. Variety is the spice of life, is it not?