Is it winter again ? I really miss my woodstoves of which I had several. I've had an Olympic, A Nepture 2, a Gypsy
, and a small 'cabin heater' type model on my boats. I've heated throughout the winter with scap lumber
and hardwood pallets. Spent many winter mornings boiling water
and drinking coffee watching the snow fall, trapped inside my little wooden igloo.
I have looked at several options for placing a wood stove in my current
boat, but really, there isn't the space and I'm not sure I want wood pieces and smoke in the cabin
. I guess it's just not that kind of boat. And it feels like a loss.
I was talking to a fisherman the other day who told me that when he was young he didn't have the nicest boat and the electrical system
wasn't very reliable. He told me he used an oil
lantern for light. And that now decades later he still would use an oil
lantern when anchored out. Not even considering electricity even though his boat was newer and modern. Just because.
So I can't have a wood stove but I can have an oil lamp
. And maybe that's what I carry on from my past boats. Now when the early night of the northwest comes, I can light my little cabin
with my oil lamp
and the fire that once warmed me now gives me light to see by.
While I read cruisersforum in the heat of my electrically remote
controlled heater drinking starbucks double chocolate from my electric