One of the thing we don’t have on board is a TV and it feels great. 8 years without a TV has made me much smarter and also made me got some hobbies and learned about things I never thought I even would be interested in. So when you land people sit in your big sofas watching a TV show with absolutely no meaning we create something. Those things can for an example be:
- Learning about electronics on board such as 12v and convert between AC and DC.
- Knots and para cord making ( D used to have knot school with me an hour a day when we sailed from The Med)
- Diesel engines such as changing filter,impeller, check oil (both in engine and gearbox)
I love my husband for showing me these things even though its been a struggle sometimes and a lot of bad words coming out, its great to be able to know that I can fix these thing by myself if i would ever need it. He was also the one that thought me how to sail we cannot forget that, and a loads of other things I probably never think of anymore. 🙂
One of the hobbies on board that you can do at anytime and it takes no space to store is para cord key rings and bracelets for example. My husband is awesome at splicing, doing knots and para cord. We a box filled with tools for this and ropes in all different colors and thicknesses. I have not really been that interested before but its kind of fun to watch D do it and try to make my own.
Another one is yoga. Just a small carpet and you are ready to go. I sometimes sit in the front of the boat also during sailing and just relax on the carpet and suck in natures forces. Nothing is better than the fresh air and the wind touching your body while sailing quietly through the waves. Life is almost full filled at that point.
Love to you all.