LOL. Thanks for all the stories!
I'm now several days into it. It's weird. Like sleeping in some kind of weird treehouse. My central heating
works so I'm plenty warm enough. The plumbing
system has been winterized, however, excepting only the gray water
system, so brushing teeth is done with bottled water.
I'm just a couple of steps from the shower
block at Cowes so morning ablutions are not really any problem. I make coffee on board, but otherwise take all my meals
at the Fountain Inn. So all in all it's worked out pretty well, and I have saved a lot of money
, and have saved a lot of time getting back and forth to the boat. The marina guys are ever helpful and cheerful (did I mention that this is possibly the friendliest marina in the world).
I'm getting used to running up and down the ladder. It helps a lot that I have my bathing platform down, which reduces the ladder climb by at least a meter, making it much less terrifying. I have rigged a block and tackle for hauling stuff up and down with the help of an electric winch