Today I signed the application that will give us live aboard status at our old marina in the East Bay. We’ve been on the waiting list for 10 years and when I called the other day to find out our status, I learned that we had finally made it to the top. This is a huge step for our family because it means that we can live aboard in a marina that will allow us to sail on the weekends. Everyone we’ve talked to at Pete’s harbor seemed resigned to the fact that they could not sail and live aboard. I’m hopeful that, with the Golden Gate Bridge clearly visible from our marina, we’ll be reminded that we’re in this to sail, not to sit at the dock.
The down side is that we will be far far away from the amazing community that we’ve become a part of here in Silicon Valley. We are already working on plans to try to bridge the distance but its still going to be a difficult transition for all of us.
Now for the real clincher, buying a boat. Stay tuned for more on that in the next few weeks.