Friday, January 8, 2016

Preparing for a season afloat


I've been trying to cut down on the amount of paper going back and forth and the number of sailing magazines stored on the boat,  they just don't survive well in a damp moist climate.  this year I got busy on the scanner and scanned hundreds of articles to a memory stick, that way I have them in the appropriate folders and voila! No paper.If you've sailed the Caribbean, you'll understand that finding the things you want down there is a challenge, so if you want to be sure, then you'd better bring it with you.
Hence the reason we travel with 3 duffles full of boat and life essentials, 2 carry ons with all the various necessary electronics such as iPads, computers, cell boosters, mp3 players, movie camera, compact camera, underwater camera, and go pro,  media player & hard drives full of movies, portable  aircraft radios and memory sticks which contain our lives and finally 2 totes with immediate essentials like sunscreen and deodorant.



If you've sailed the Caribbean, you'll understand that finding the things you want down there is a challenge, so if you want to be sure, then you'd better bring it with you.
Hence the reason we travel with 3 duffles full of boat and life essentials, 2 carry ons with all the various necessary electronics such as iPads, computers, cell boosters, mp3 players, movie camera, compact camera, underwater camera, and go pro,  media player & hard drives full of movies, portable  aircraft radios and memory sticks which contain our lives and finally 2 totes with immediate essentials like sunscreen and deodorant.

And the packing begins  months ahead of departure ( curiously about the time we returned from the boat show loaded with motivating goodies,  odd isn't it?)


Our tried and true method is to pile it all on the bed in the spare room and my challenge is to make it fit in the bags and not be over the weight allowed by the airlines.


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