Mommy, when I pee in the ocean it gets fuller.
May 14, 2019 10:58 AM   Subscribe

I spent a year on a boat with my parents when I was 10. It was an experience and a half.
posted by grumpybear69 at 11:18 AM on May 14

I would give anything to be able to do this with my kids.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:59 PM on May 14

Doing it with one of the kids still in diapers seems like deliberately setting the difficulty level as high as possible, but aside from that, it sounds fantastic.
posted by dellsolace at 1:21 PM on May 14

Finally I get to share this
(you will have to click on watch on youtube)
posted by Pembquist at 8:43 PM on May 14

Shit goes wrong on a boat that has definite consequences. You live on top of each other. They call it a galley kitchen when it is tight and cramped in a house - a real galley turns that on its head. Stopping is expensive. Bad weather is no excuse. Your legs can be physically exhausted without setting foot on land. You see a trip to a real grocery store as a luxury since you don't have a car in the port you are in. Timelines are weird since yours is likely determined by the wind. A battery charger for your phone drains your ships battery unless you are moored. Real restrooms are a godsend, even if they are crappy. There is no AC on a boat if you aren't moving. If a buddy offers you a boat to sail out of St Augustine, chances are you'll be getting the boat ready for 3 days before you set sail. There are still pirates. Water is just as important as fuel. You can read more in a day than you think. Expect everything to get wet and dirty. Sweep often. Clean everything constantly. Riders on the storm played for the 30th time in a row after you've sailed through a thunder and lightning storm is bad. You see the world slowly. Inland is a myth. Everything is always noisy - because you are either in a port, or the noise of the ocean is always present... yes it is peaceful, but it is noisy.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:53 AM on May 15 [3 favorites]

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