Sunday, September 23, 2012

One Year Ashore

This is an updated post from last September

When you live on a boat, as we do, 
THIS is your view!
There is little to see out your porthole,
 maybe one palm tree
 that moves out of sight
with the movements of the boat
at the end of it's ropes.

Yes, this has been home for 20 years,
as I posted about recently

We don't HAVE a view,
we ARE the view!

But all that is about to change

you can see
V I E W!

I'm beside myself.
Bathroom, Kitchen,
S P A C E. . . 

Housing is expensive on islands,
and we looked at many
depressing places-

But finally found a situation
a couple of blocks from
the harbor.
My days can still begin
with a walk on Waikiki Beach.

“ I have heard the mermaids singing, 
each to each. ”
 T. S. Eliot

So I'll still see the familiar neighbors:
“ Why do we love the sea?
It is because it has some potent power
to make us think things we like to think. ”
Robert Henri

Just not LIVE with them.

I just hope this sailor can adjust.
that I

I'm gonna lay down now.

My sea legs are confused,
and my head

But no more emergencies in the night
like THIS one,
that caused my husband 
to miss my nieces wedding.

Or THIS one
that almost sank us!

THIS scary one,

or the TWO Tsunami alerts

Guess I'm just getting soft.


 I never about knew any of this!
So that was the cat before me, eh?

            What do you think?  

 'Take Peace & Laughs - Leave Your Comment'

Thanks for visiting!

               warmly cloudia

More posts about boat life:
What is it like to live on a boat? 
Start HERE

Pirates !   Here

Moving Ashore   Here & Here

Kitty moves ashore  Here


Digi-Irma said...

Great pictures of the rainbow I find super, compliment.
Greetings Irma

Lori Skoog said...

Time has flown and I feel that you have been happy with the move. Quite an adjustment for all, but the right thing to do. Your photos are still fantastic!

Fireblossom said...

Aw, there's my old friend, looking in the port hole. ~sniff~

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness! first off, i had no idea you've been residing on a boat for 21 yrs! wow! i loved that post - my favorite line was: Boat people know that nothing is forever,
except maintenance.

but, holy cow! you're going to love having a real closet and real fridge and flushing toilets! :) i can only imagine the adjustment, but so glad it will be close to the beach.

Charles Gramlich said...

hard to believe it has been a year! wow.

Hilary said...

Has it been a full year? Congrats. Lots of gains.. despite the furry loss. Hugs.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on a year ashore!!

Betty Manousos said...

congrats on a year ashore.

and i just want to smooch that cute kitten!

big hugs!

Betty Manousos said...

and i adored that...boat people know that nothing is forever.

Anonymous said...

Remember the moving. Can't believe a year passed by already. Wishing you all many more wonderful to come.

Linda said...

Beautiful post, Cloudia...fantastic photos, too.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, friends. It's been another great year for many of us too, eh?

How cool

Anonymous said...

Nice review of a busy year. New digs and new kitty. So, now that you have the big kitchen, whatcha fixin'? Are you still baking bread in the breadmaker? Heard anything (good)from your old boat's new owners. Remember, the BOAT owns the HUMANS, right? DrumMajor

SandyCarlson said...

To be sure, we are the view!

wenn said...

that's great! really wish to visit Hawaii one day!

The Elephant's Child said...

We love you at sea or on land. The important question is whether you are happy ashore.
I do hope so.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Wow really does seem like just yesterday that I was reading about your moving OFF the boat and into your new place. Can't believe how fast time flies!! Hope you are all land-adjusted now!!

RONW said...

Hawaii is the most expensive in the nation in percentage of paycheck spent on rent. I'm watching the live Hawaii Five-O premier, refreshing, finally local news about local news.

Kay said...

I'm so glad you're in such a beautiful place with such amazing views. Looks like kitty is loving it too. I hope your other half is also loving being on non swaying ground.

Bob Bushell said...

It must have been absolutely fantastic living on your boat for 20 years, why or how did you want to leave something that you were happy?

Reader Wil said...

Home is where you are happy! It must have been great to have lived on a boat for such a long time. I wish you all the happiness in your new living space.

Tamera said...

Congratulations on your new home!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Woot, woot! Happy home!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ahoy landlubber! I love this post Cloudia, I remember well how excited you were about the move to dry land! You definitely made the right move and we get to enjoy the gorgeous views from way up in the sky.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends!