'Til the butter melts

Pursuing the cruising dream in 32' of sailing ketch

Living Aboard!


It’s finally happened. 

For the last 48 hours, our only definition of “home” has been a 32 foot long sailboat named “Sionna”.  We’ve eaten our meals, played cards, slept and talked, drunk coffee and rum, watched the sunset, and even put a few things away in our “spare” time.

So how does it feel?

Glorious. And wonderful. And a bit surreal, truth be told.

Of course we haven’t gone anywhere yet.  We’re planning a short open-house aboard on Wednesday afternoon, for those of our friends who haven’t yet had a chance to see us. And yesterday the dinghy motor decided not to start.  (And of course it started just fine for the mechanic, thank you very much! Not happy about that.  I almost never take things to a mechanic – there’s seldom anything they can do that I can’t, but I could find nothing wrong with it, and finally decided to give the Pro a chance – and it started first pull for him. Unfair.)

Plus we’re winterizing the RV and storing the cars and getting haircuts and putting our wedding rings in the safe-deposit-box and all those thousands of things you have to do when you’re moving and leaving half your existence behind for 8 months.

Busy? Oh just a bit. We’re both just about at the end of our proverbial ropes, short fused, tired.

First world problems, of course.  Here we are about to depart on this grand, once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and all I can do is complain about the incredible amount of work and how hard it all is…  Right?

Well ok, we’re tired.  But you know what? We are also awesomely, rediculously blessed and fortunate and in love with life.

So there.  Here’s a couple sunsets, just so you know we’re noticing that, too.  More next time we have Internet. 

Cruising – even the preparation to go cruising, does not suck.


Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, we’re back on the boat, with plans to visit the Bahamas later in the winter. Follow our blog here, and follow our progress in map form by joining www.Farkwar.com!

5 thoughts on “Living Aboard!

  1. Living the dream is not always a dream! But, as long as the positives outweigh the negatives (a lot will break and the weather will not cooperate), you are all set. 🙂 Enjoy sunsets, scenery, drinks in the cockpit, wildlife and “smooth” sailing south! Wish we could be there for the “saying goodbye” party. What are the plans, as far as there are some?? Will you pass by Newburyport, MA any time soon?

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    • Lies bet, let me look at that question tomorrow. Our plan generally is to fly by Mass and Conn as quick as possible, but for a cruiser stop, we’d consider making an exception!


  2. Beautiful! I was wondering what it will feel like those first few days! Excited for you both!

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  3. Congrats! It’s such a lot of work to get started, but it’s worth it! Good luck – and hopefully we can share an anchorage one day!

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