Coconut Grove Walkies

The Commodore Says “Living on a boat is gorgeous, but it interferes with taking evening walkies.”

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I think this is code for “can we go to a bar and eat bar food and drink beer?”

She feels guilty about idling in a bar. We’re supposed to be productive. Right? You know, idle hands do the devil’s work, that kind of thing.

But we like idling in a bar. Especially a place like Taurus that has seats facing the street.

Besides “idleness,” there’s the budget-busting aspect of spending all our savings on beer. We have more important things. Diesel fuel. Radar. Sailing Instruments. Asymmetric Spinnaker. Metal portlights to replace the plastic ones that sometimes leak. 

But sometimes, sitting at a bar is more valuable than all the technical upgrades we could ever make to Red Ranger. You see a much of the world from a boat. Some days, you just need to get off the boat and see even more of the world. Especially in a place like Miami.

© Steven Lott 2020