Taking the paring-down process to a new level!
I don’t want to make light of the paring-down process that people go through when moving from a house to a boat, because it’s a serious thing, but when you need to carry and propel everything you have via the power of your own legs, it takes the streamlining process to an entirely different level!
Paring down our electronics
The last couple of days we’ve been debating about paring-down our electronics. For the past couple of years, Rebecca and I have had matching MacBooks, and until recently, we also had matching iPad minis as well. In addition to using the iPad for regular internet access, it was our primary chart plotter on Frost since we first purchased her. Considering both weight and space limitations of our bikes, and trying to minimize what we’re going to have to carry, Rebecca has decided that she can make due with just an iPhone for internet access instead of the iPad and laptop combo. In addition to that usage, the smartphone can also be used as a GPS device while we are underway.
Some might consider even this excessive, but in order to more easily keep the blog updated, and to process video, etc., we will be bringing one of our two MacBooks with us to be shared. The iPad, and Rebecca’s MacBook, will be offered up for sale later today. We’re getting closer!
We’re about to, once again, become a single laptop family!