To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Ready for Company


Step 1: Clean everything. This means everything must come out of the locker it was in.

The locker must be scrubbed.

In some cases, the things from the lockers must be scrubbed.

And then aired out for a week before going back into the locker.

When we moved aboard, we brought a bunch of stuff we might need. Some of it we haven't touched in three years.


Things we found in lockers that were a surprise are emphatically not going back onto the boat. If we didn't need it before, we don't need it now, and we're unlikely to ever need it again.

Meanwhile, actually useful things are airing out in the main saloon.

Sheesh, we have a lot of stuff.

The bulkiest and most awkward items are the folding bikes. And they're in the back of Squire (the car) until we figure out what to do with them.

That leaves the V-berth open for company.

Hint. Hint.



Throwing out the stuff that we haven't used frees up storage for guests to wedge stuff when they visit. Guests. In the V-berth. Where there's plenty of room because the bikes are gone.


The dive masks got washed today. We seem to have five masks between the two of us.


The snorkels also got soaked in the bucket to get them sparkling clean.

Of course, it's the Chesapeake. It's turbid. And has jellyfish. So the diving is mostly unpleasant.


When we head south again, we've got the diving and snorkeling covered.