"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

November 30, 2014

Nov. 29 – Rockport, TX

Rockport Harbor

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun." —Unknown

A little work and a little play...that's what's been keeping us busy these days. We've been getting a few project done on the boat between playing with our grand wonders and visiting with friends. Besides doing a little decorating and a lot of enjoying of our new home, the following projects have been completed:

Fixed the horns
Teak oiled all interior wood
Fixed the spot lights
Fixed entertainment system and installed new TV
Replaced bulbs in all lights fixtures
Fixed wet bar
Cleaned boat exterior and removed ICW mustache

We've picked out tile for the galley floor and have a sofa we'd like to order for the saloon but those things will have to wait until we have more time next year. We're enjoying our new town and spending time with family, but our time in Texas is flying by fast. Only four more weeks until we'll be heading back to The Pearl.

Stan and I have literally been in hundreds of towns while cruising and we both agree Rockport truly has EVERYTHING we look for in a great stop. In fact neither of us could think of one other place that we’ve been that offers so much so close to our boat. The only thing missing are our cruising friends.

Our son trying to figure out where some wires go...I think he likes the boat.
Stan working on the spot lights
Stan working on the saloon AC unit
We finally have a chair in the saloon...all we need now is a sofa.
We're going to use nice dishes on this boat...Wedgwood dishes that belonged to my great grandma. 
A couple of friends came and spent the weekend with me on the boat...a great place for a girls night out.
Views from our beach...a great place for a morning walk.


  1. Your post is perfectly timed for us! We're going to head down to Texas at the end of this month as we start the search for our next sailboat. We thought we would check out boats etc in Texas first before making our way over to Florida and then up the East Coast. I'm sure our next boat is waiting out there for us - maybe she is in Rockport :-)

    1. Good luck on the hunt. Sometimes the hunt can be a great adventure. I hope you find the perfect boat sooner than later.

  2. Sometimes no real news is good news! Congrats on checking projects off your list!

  3. Great photos! Looks like you have been very busy. What it is that they say about cruising? - "Cruising is doing boat maintenance in exotic places..."
    Your boat looks gorgeous.