In today’s post i’m going to write about a very important new piece of equipment on Pesto (in fact two, it came in tandem). I will tell you why i added them, how i found them, and how much i paid for them.
Well …….. are you seated?
So am i !!!
So, another day when i was shopping for groceries, i saw these very-cool camping chairs on clearance by the supermarket counter. Less than $10 each. I didn’t resist and bought two of them – for me and Adriana (the kids aren’t just yet at the age when they sit and lounge at the beach):
As per the captions above, they are very convenient to keep, and can be a major enjoyment-booster as we cruise. Remember that more than often we will be cruising off-the-beaten-path beaches. There are no bars, huts or rental chairs on these places.
I bought these chairs motivated by an experience we had last year, as we were cruising the San Juan islands with Pesto.
After motoring for a few hours, we arrived at this secluded bay, part of a marine preservation park. Little access from land. As we got to shore, we noticed two chairs at the very end of the beach. Fake Adirondack plastic models, not merely dumped there – they were indeed attached together by a chain- they were meant to remain at the beach for enjoyment.
We got the picture, went back to the boat to get provisions, and prepared/ enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon picnic leveraging the added comfort of the lounging chairs:
But, just to set things straight, the day was not just about lounging and enjoying newly acquired chairs. Remember when i mentioned that i have been working harder on weekends? Well, today just corroborated the trend.
Woke up early to attack a much-NOT-awaited task: to clean the forward storage locker, where the anchor chain sits. This is part of a larger project, which i have been documenting and will post here some time next week. But the fact is that i had to enter that narrow, deep locker and clean the mud that had accumulated over the years. And after the mud was cleaned, i had to cut a rusty shackle, replace with a new one, and then pour 600+ Lbs of chain back inside – it was back breaking (pun intended):
I finished it almost around noon, and since i was already all muddy, i chose to keep on the dirty track and went on to clean Pesto’s bilges and to wash the engine room … among other fixes:
But i digressed.
The fact is that after such hard work, i decided to give the crew an early dismissal.
It was around 4pm. The day was glorious, there was quite a bit of breeze blowing, and i knew these were ingredients for a picturesque afternoon. So i had a nice shower, cooked and ate a nice lunch-diner, and then went to the extreme of the dock – camping chair on one hand, camera and wine glass on the other – just to watch the world go by.
The collage below is a quick summary of what the afternoon had in store:
And at the very end of the day …
And when it was finally dark i folded the chair, grabbed the empty glass of wine and the camera, came back aboard, and treated myself to a second round of wine while writing this post under the soft light of the cabin’s led light:
With that, i called it the day.
Have a great sunday !