I should write something deep and philosophical to see out the old year and welcome the new, but my brain is fried from working on our new web site design, so I will take refuge in a cool quote:
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.
Phyllis and I wish you all the best for the new year as you take steps to escape routine, or continue to avoid it, as we do.
And thank you all—about a quarter of a million of you, according to Google Analytics—for joining us here at Attainable Adventure Cruising over the last year.
Winter Boat Care
The snaps are apropos of nothing at all, other than this was what I was doing on the last day of 2015—checking on Morgan’s Cloud at her winter in-water berth.
Here’s what’s living in our car this winter to make boat minding easier and safer:
- Working exposure suit.
- Plastic shovel—doesn’t ding the paint.
- Broom to keep the snow off the cleats.
- Boat hook to open the door in the cover without risking a dunking.
- Rubber mallet to beat ice off the lines and ladder.
- New Sealskinz gloves, review coming.
- Rock salt, every Canadian’s best winter friend.
- Box of spare line in case something chafes through.