Tag Archives | living aboard

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Keeping the peace

This month’s raft-up topic looks into relationships on board and asks the question: how do you make a relationship work on board? Exhibit A: the happy couple… or are they?! Among the more common questions we get asked by non-cruisers is how we manage to live together in such a small space. At 47 feet, […]

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Just another day on Totem

My parents recently asked for “normal everyday” pictures of what’s happening with the children on board. It’s hard to say what a normal day is, since they change as often as the scenery around us- but there are common themes. Here are a few snippets from recent days on board Totem. Niall has been working […]

What about recyclables?

I'm still ruminating about garbage- specifically, recycling. I'm We haven't had access to the internet in a couple of weeks, so I can't see if we have any comments on the garbage post below- my musing is posted through our high frequency radio. I confess to being curious what people think about it and am […]

That stinks!

We've been thinking dirty thoughts lately… specifically, about waste. We wrote about it in a more organized / for-the-public manner for the August issue of 48 North magazine (downloadable from www.48North.com). This is more of an unvarnished stream of consciousness. There's no doubt that living on a boat puts you more in tune with the […]

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Hiccups on the road to salty dogdom

my cheering squadOriginally uploaded by behang Our transition to living on board has been much smoother than either Jamie or I anticipated. It would have been so easy, we thought, for one of the kids to have some objection to the dramatic shift in living space and neighborhood. Our house is on a great little […]

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It’s a big backyard

a solstice paddleOriginally uploaded by behang One aspect about our choice to live on a boat which people often comment on is the very small space we pack our lives into…and with three young children, the lack of a big yard or area for them to run and play in. It’s a pretty big misconception. […]

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