We’ve learned our lesson.
In a place where afternoon showers occur just about like clockwork, leaving the boat with hatches open is probably not such a good idea. The truth is, we almost never do forget to close them but during an apparent moment of temporary insanity, we ended up on shore the other day after having done just that. To make matters worse, not only were the side hatches open but the ones over our bed were too. And yes, it rained. Hard. For a couple of hours! It’s a good thing that we’re talking about a boat that is meant to get wet on occasion.
Rebecca, pumping several inches of water out of the bilge that entered through the galley hatches. Yes, the water was sharing the bilge with a variety of canned goods that we had stored there. 🙁
On the bright side, we had a reason to try out the sleeping area in our salon, that which we refer to as the “party bed.” We’ve never actually had a reason to sleep there until now and it’s pretty comfortable, and roomy!
This bed is much larger than the one in the aft sleeping quarters.