Out on the Carol Ann again today...getting everything put away and set up for the summer season of 2008...thought you might like to see the cabin, galley and head, all freshly painted with the special marine paint, varnished, cleaned and looking so good.
The first stop is the little galley where we have a sink and small cabinets, counter area and storage. We bring out dinner sometimes or have friends on board for drinks and cheese and crackers. Since we also have lots of munchkins who visit and love the boat, we keep plenty of sweet treats in tupper ware containers for them such as bull's eyes, peanut m and m's, red licorice, tic tacs, sour patch kids and other goodies...they love to find them in the plastic containers and see what we have.
Here is shot looking forward to the bunks....they are really comfortable and this year we had new lights installed so you can read in your bunk at night and it also makes the cabin very cozy on a hot summer's night to be all hunkered down, snuggie in your sleeping bag with your Captain....:-)!!
Nothing much to say about a head except for we have one and it is wonderful...if you are cruising all day to have a real bathroom...not a bucket...is indeed a treasure...also notice the poster I made on the back wall over the toilet...I made a collage of all the guests who have come aboard the boat...the kids love to pick out where they are and there are lots of photos of them playing and fishing and finding candy treats. Notice the handle with the blue plastic top on the right hand side of the toilet seat...on a boat...you do not flush...you fill with water with a foot pedal that sticks out right under the seat and then you pump the handle 9 or 10 times....you get used to it....!
This isn't such a great shot with the shadows and all but you get to see the galley area from the head area straight on so you can see the layout of it. There is a little porthole that looks out from over the sink. It is all very handy and well designed and we have a grill that attaches to the stern of the boat that we can use to grill hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, tic tacs, lollipops or what ever you want.
Before we went out on the boat, Dorothy Reinhardt from San Fran was visiting here in Marblehead. You can see what a gorgeous day it was and how blue the sky was. Here we are at the Boston Yacht Club after a wonderful lunch and talk and going over her leads from the Surtex Show in NYC. She exhibited this year for the second time, sharing a booth with 2 other artists and asked me to help her go through some of her contacts to qualify who she should go after first. She was pleased with the number of clients she spoked to at the show, but like I pointed out to her, it only really counts when you get them to sign the contract...not just stopping by the booth...in other words, put your money where your mouth is...Anyhow, it was great to see her and her husband Steve and we had dinner one night with them down in Essex, Massachusetts. He is a really nice guy and works for the Nikko hotel in San Fran and I am hoping that we can go out and visit them again this year like we did a year ago, we'll see how that goes.
so that is it from the "poop" deck today...