15. May 2012
If you have ever considered to live and work on a boat, my advice to you (at least if you ask me today) is, FORGET it. Or, at least keep the following in mind:
A boat is a floating piece of plastic. (Or wood, steel, concrete or aluminum.) This means that it follows all movements of the sea. THIS means, that when on anchor, in a bay with a fair amount of swell, like the one we have been anchored in since over a week, the boat rocks. Like a maniac.
Here a little illustration for you to understand what I am saying.
For those of you living in a house, working in an office, here a little translation so that you get a clearer picture of what this actually means.
Don't forget that this applies to every part of your house/office. (Bed, kitchen, shower, toilet, sofa… your self...)
24 hours a day.
Every item that does NOT stay put on a surface at this angle, either falls/slides/rolls off or back and forth and creates corresponding noises. Or you nail it to its position.
If you think that this seems like fun, my advice is, buy yourself a boat!