While our friends in the Northeast are looking at a forecast like this,
|Snow Forecast from meteorologist Kait Parker's facebook page|
our forecast looks like this:
|25 January 2015 forecast from Weather Underground|
A couple of years ago I was chatting online with friend Jorge. He described with excitement a vacation he'd recently taken: a week living aboard a dive boat in the tropics, just jumping overboard any time he felt like snorkeling.
"But Jorge," I protested, "you've just described my everyday life! So when I'm on vacation, I want to do the opposite! I want to stay on land. For me land life is like a vacation in a luxury resort. Just think ... infinite hot water! A car to go to the grocery store whenever we want! Drinking wine from real glass stemware instead of plastic! I want to revel in all the ordinary things I took for granted before we moved aboard and started cruising."
We've rented a simple 1-bedroom apartment -- ironically, it's about 33 feet long, the same as our boat -- with a view of a xeriscaped garden. The wind blowing the leaves of the palm trees sounds a lot like surf crashing on the shore. Home sweet (simple) home for the next month.
|The path to our front door winds through the garden.|