We have a shower aboard the HuskaBean; I’ve seen it. It’s in the head – right next to the loo. In fact, it even has a seat… just like your home shower. No seat in your home shower? Well, then, just like at home, you can sit on the toilet while you bathe. Same as our boat. One shower, two seats. Everybody needs a place to rest while they’re showering – especially if you’ve forgotten to go potty before you got in the shower. We haven’t used the shower aboard the HuskaBean yet. We have used the bathroom. Perhaps it’s the same thing. Who knows?
The IntraCoastal Waterway is broken up into bite-sized pieces of day sailing/motoring. Generally, there is an obvious place to stop for every 6-8 hours of sailing. We typically like to anchor instead of tying up in a marina. Mostly because we’re cheap, and anchoring is free. It’s also more peaceful at anchor. No cars. No street lights. Fewer neighbors. Etc. Having fewer neighbors works out well when you haven’t showered in a few days. Sometimes it’s nice to bathe, though. In a real shower. One without a toilet. Therefore, we stop every few days somewhere that has an honest to goodness toiletless shower.
We’re having a great time, though – even if we are a little stinky. Traveling by boat has got to be one of the prettiest ways to see the country. Time slows down when you’re only moving at 7 mph. It’s awesome. The day of the week simply fades away into a gorgeous sunset. We’ve met some wonderful people. We’ve seen some beautiful places. I’ve seen more dolphins in one day than I have in all of my years working in an office. Paychecks… who needs them!!
For now we’re anchored in Morehead City, NC. Maybe we’ll stay awhile. Maybe we won’t. It doesn’t matter. I’m sure that there is another shower a short daysail away!