Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

This is the first time that we will be staying on the boat for Christmas and not visiting family. There are several reasons but one was to just have the experience and see what it would be like.

So what do I miss? Well, certainly spending time with family, especially my youngest niece and nephew. I miss a Christmas tree and lots of decorations. I miss the big family feast. I even miss the snow.

But Christmas here on the boat has its own charm. We've strung some lights, got a wreath, and a poinsettia. Several other boats in the marina have done elaborate lights and even Christmas trees. We even had a boat named Christmas pull in a few days ago, who stayed true to her name with a Santa, lights, and a tree on the bow. We've participated in some local events. And will be spending time with fellow boaters.

There's no snow but we've been eating breakfast on our new cockpit table and taking our walks in short-sleeves and even shorts. The dockmaster has donned a Santa hat and a local radio station is playing Christmas tunes. Tomorrow is suppose to be in the 80's.

We'll be doing some baking and having our own Christmas feast, all scaled down to fit in our galley stove. Dyna and Dylan will keep ever vigilant for Santa.

Of course, we'll watch my Christmas favorites on DVD - Charlie Brown Christmas, Grinch, and It's a Wonderful Life. And it is a wonderful life indeed.

We hope that everyone has a safe and happy Christmas wherever you may be.


Unknown said...

I am so envious of you!! I have dreamed of Christmas on our boat for years. Next year we'll finally be living on our boat, so in preparation we downsized to a table top tree this year. We went through all our ornaments and picked only the really special ones for the tree. We even used LED Christmas lights! The word is out for boat goodies this Christmas, and Marin the boat cat has already received his new boat bed (it will fit nicely in a corner under the salon table). Elaine and I hope you have an extra special Christmas this year. Give the kids an extra hug for us.
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
Fair winds & Smooth sailing,
Elaine & Lawrence S/V Elle & I

MV Red Head said...

We look forward to seeing your Christmas photos onboard next year!!

Merry Christmas!

Carol 'n Wayne said...

Love the picture of the sailboats lit up at night!

Merry Christmas, Karen, Jeff, Dyna and Dylan. I hope Santa treats you right.

Crew of FLUKE