It's hard to describe a typical day in our life on the boat because no two are ever the same. But, there is usually somewhat of a routine when we spend a day at anchor. This past Saturday I brought my camera with me everywhere, even for the mundane errands, so that you might get a glimpse of how we spend our days.
A morning always starts with the daily grind,
and then we pile in the dinghy to take care of our errands on shore.
This is easily Gidget's favorite part of the day.
Our anchorage in Miami Beach has a canal alongside the road that makes it easy to get to the grocery store and other shops.
Tying and locking up our dinghy.
Gidget gets a nice long walk on the days that we have a lot of errands to run.
A stop at the grocery store for a few essentials and then Advanced Auto to pick up some transmission fluid.
Then back into the dinghy and back to the boat for some lunch. This whole routine usually takes us several hours between the dinghy rides, the walking, and the shopping. Sometimes we might also have some laundry to wash or we might do a little sightseeing, too.
There are usually some boat projects to take care of in the afternoon. On Saturday, Riley changed the oil…
and took advantage of the warm weather to scrub the bottom of the boat.
When I'm not being his go-fer, I usually spend some time blogging or reading.
Back into the dinghy for our second trip to the grocery store. We've been going quite frequently while we're in Miami Beach because it's so convenient and our cupboards were pretty bare.
Loading up the dinghy to take the groceries back to the boat. We also took the dog to shore again, too.
The Miami skyline sure does make for a pretty sunset!
Grilling us hamburgers for dinner. Riley has this down to a science.
We also get to make use of our tv while in Miami Beach since the grocery store has a Redbox. For the record, Captain Phillips is an incredible story, but not the most enjoyable movie to watch… especially while sitting on a rocking boat.
And then we try to sleep, even though the boat traffic is pretty bad in Miami Beach on the weekends.
That pretty much sums up what a typical day might look like for us while we're at anchor!
Is it anything like you thought it might be?
p.s. Here's a post I wrote about a typical day on the Intracoastal Waterway. It's a completely different kind of day!