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Continuing along with the “changes in lifestyle” theme let’s talk about showers. Like most people I think being around dirty, smelly people for any extended period of time is not all that enjoyable, and thus we bathe and hope others do too. If you are the type of person who enjoys relaxing in a steamy shower with the water beating down on your back, that just isn’t going to happen on a boat. Due to the necessity of conserving that all-important resource water we learned the intricacies of the Navy Shower during our live-aboard cruising course last December:

  1. turn on the water
  2. immediately wet the body
  3. turn off the water
  4. soap up and scrub
  5. turn the water back on and rinse off the soap

That doesn’t leave too much for time for relaxing!

Of course, having a nice solar shower on the transom of a boat in a secluded tropical anchorage doesn’t sound all that bad! And we still have a few more months of Hollywood Showers (the opposite of a Navy Shower) to enjoy.

By the way, I am pretty sure the photo of Rebecca below is not what they mean by solar shower!

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