Marina Life

Ok, yes we love to travel.  And we have moved around – a lot.  But where do we stay?  What’s it like parking in a marina?  Is it like a floating RV park?  Are there clean bathrooms, a lounge, sushi bar?  What else is involved?  For folks who have camped in nicer campgrounds such as state parks or privately owned parks you have a hint of what goes on.  You live in your camper or tent and spend most of the time outside if you can.   When nature calls you go to up to the log cabin bathhouse.  Here you can enjoy a hot shower with your camping friends.  Then there’s bonfires at the campsite and hopefully a beach nearby.  Our family did it for many years and we loved camping.

Marina View
Ft. Pierce Marina

Being in a marina has many similarities.  With some twists.  First we have hot water, 2 heads and showers on the boat with fresh city water from the dock.  Our power comes from a pedestal supplying 50 amps to run A/C, washer/dryer, TV, computers and ice maker as well as keeping the house batteries charged.  Most of the boat such as head pumps and lighting, is on a 12v system.  So, not unlike a camper, once we are plugged in we’re good to go.   Continue reading “Marina Life”