Winter in Middle River

Since six months have passed since the last blog update, I thought it might be appropriate to post something. It’s been a busy summer, and as my earlier post intimated, we’ve decided it’s time to take a breather from full-time cruising and tend to some competing demands. We’re back to work, that will help with our number one reason¬† for the hiatus- rebuilding the cruising kitty.¬† That dovetails with other priorities as well; when we started cruising in 2008, we placed our home on the market, but the market being what it became in 2008, listing the house never gained any traction, and the house has been empty with the exception of occasional visits to home, holidays, and summers of late spent there in order to attend to parent matters. So the house is in need of some maintenance, and since nearly 30 years have gone by since our major renovation in 1984, along with the maintenance will be some updating.

Our plan is to work a year or so, address the house updates with the goal of re-listing or renting it out, perhaps work in some vessel updates as well, and devote some attention to family before we head back out on the water. We’ll sorely miss our cruising friends over the winter. Winterizing the boat is truly a drag. But we’re not by any means “swallowing the anchor”. We’re looking ahead to getting back out on the water with probably more anticipation than we experienced in 2008 since we know what awaits now!

2 Responses to “Winter in Middle River”

  1. Shawn on 10 May 2013 at 8:05 PM #

    Hope everything is well with both of you – I miss the updates but hopefully you can get back aboard this summer! Be well!

  2. Steve on 12 May 2013 at 9:18 PM #

    Thanks for the note, Shawn! An update will be posted shortly with some news of latest activities.

    Take care!