Flopped out naked in my V-berth the giant hatch let’s the days sun tan my fidly bits in complete privacy, even at the dock. Vitamin D is in mass deficit at this time of year and this little heat wave has me over dosing in this glorious April spectacle like a turtle sunning itself on a log.

Sailing naked
Spring has officially arrived in the island, the heater is off and I find myself trying to kill the lazy notions of my winter body and again find the strength and warmth that feeds my tired body. Oatmeal and a tiny orangy piece of fruit and my second coat of paint has found its way to my rudder cheecks, the question today is will there be a third or is time to work on a bit of varnish.

Gallons of water flood my body, this is snack season so there will be no meals for a while, just lots of exercise, way too many naps curled up in the sun if that’s possible and snacks galore. My body is slowly waking from the long winter hibernation and protests my new activity wanting to hold on to all my excess fat just in case.

The beautiful golden light flooding through all my hatches makes me wish for endless summer but at 48 degrees north that is little more than a pipe dream. Still undecided on my summer schemes, I while the days away playing with baby goats and bunnies, Bs-ing with boaters and generally acting the part of the retired. I’m especially appreciative of my dock and power cord because in a few short days they will be gone. I don’t want to leave, I’m feeling a dock bunny season with lots of land based adventures and sailing on the weekends.

I’ve officially opted out of the dating pool finding far too many of the swimmers congregating in the shallow end and it’s such a relief. This whole dating thing is exhausting single, solo and free, just me and Brompty on the open road, although when you live on an island all roads lead to home.

” I had dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events some of those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.
But I didn’t really mind, because I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted, and then losing it to know what true freedom is.”
― Lana Del Rey

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