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2013: The Year that was

Posted in: End of Month Recap on Monday, January 13th, 2014

and we’re back!!

2013 was a big year for Tygress and her crew. The year seemed at times to fly by and at others to drag it ‘s feet frustratingly slow.  It was a year featuring contractors, boat improvements, ex tropical cyclones, fun with family and friends, countless metres of yarn and exciting, long awaited milestones!

 

Tygress

Tygress got a major face lift during 2013 which included shiny new windows, stylish blue navy canvas and comfy new cockpit cushions.  Also in a fortuitous twist of fate Tygress was reunited with her tender after a separation of a number of years and two owners. But most excitingly of all was the casting off of her dock lines for the first time in a long time. Tygress got to feel the waters of the bay rush past her hull and the wind fill her sails. No boat is truly happy tied in their berth and we were so pleased to be able to take her out, further deepening our bond with her. Even happier to be able to bring her back in safely.

 

Me at the helm on our first solo sail.

Me at the helm on our first solo sail.

 

Shiny new windows!

Shiny new windows!

 

Stylish new navy canvas

Stylish new navy canvas

 

Our comfy cockpit cushions and super cute kitty

Our comfy cockpit cushions and super cute kitty

 

Personal Lives

The defining moment of the year was in October which saw Ben and I celebrate our 12 year anniversary with an ENGAGEMENT! Ben proposed on board in a display of candle lit romance that was totally unexpected, tender, thoughtful and completely romantic. How could I say no. So now for the fun of planning and paying for a wedding while fixing up a boat…did I just say fun?

 

He put a ring on it!
He put a ring on it!

This Blog

The last year saw Blue Water Dreaming reach new heights proving the old adage persistence does pay off. We participated in the WordCount 2013 Blogathon and were nominated for Australia’s Best Blog 2013. Thanks to that nomination we have since partnered with Boom Video to provide customised add content to the site.

Providing the content is only half the challenge, attracting and more importantly retaining readers is the other half. So a big thank you to all our readers for sticking with us as we’ve been growing and improving. Thank you for reading, for commenting and for sharing in our journey. It’s not over yet so stay tuned.

 

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2 comments

  1. Patti says:

    Yay, you’re back! I will never know what it’s like to live on a boat (yacht) so I really enjoy your posts and congratulations on the engagement; how lovely!
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  2. Sarah says:

    Hi Patti! It’s great to be back, hopefully i’ll continue to have the time to post regularly. Sometimes life aboard can feel a bit boring and the last thing i’d want to do is bore our readers. But encouraging feedback from readers like you is a great motivation. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment.

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