We know some full-time and part-time liveaboard cruisers. The full-timers live on the boat. The part-timers work seasonally and interleave boating and working.
Some of the full-time liveaboards we know aren't literally "full" time. If they're unemployed, they may spend months off the boat. We know of folks who take extended camping trips or live with relatives in the summer, and then move back onto the boat to winter in the deep south.
We don't properly fit in the seasonal work bracket. Software development doesn't follow the seasons: it's an in-depth commitment for a few years.
The book-writing could have been seasonal. If I was brilliant and clever. But I'm just wordy and that's not quite the income stream we had in mind.
Since moving to Richmond, we've spent quite a bit of time elsewhere.
CA did a delivery on Puffin.
Immediately after returning, we vacationed in Portland, OR. A bit like moving Red Ranger to Alberta Ave NE.
We went from Portland to Wilmington, DE with one night in the apartment. Business travel for me; since CA's still unemployed, she came along also. It was a bit like moving Red Ranger to the 9th floor of a hotel. But the essential skills of learning another new anchorage came into play.
CA went straight from Wilmington to Rehoboth, DE. I went back to Richmond.
In the past month, CA has slept only a few nights in the Richmond apartment.
We're planning for a little weekend getaway in the not-too-distant future. If everything has gone well, we can report on how Red Ranger is doing sometime in the next few weeks.