We made it to Seefalke with the pups and they are settling in nicely. We are basically living in a construction zone, but it's Ok. We make a little progress every day. Cap'n Jack and Scout are loving all the new smells and new scenery. We have a very private mooring here, near the mechanics' shop, so there is not a lot of traffic or people. We have complete privacy. So they can be unleashed to run and play and explore a little.
Maik went to Köln today for work and won't be back until Thursday or Friday, so I worked a little on organizing the boat compartments and also did REAL work all day long today (the mechanics were not here). I have six articles to complete for clients, and I'm hoping to get these done before we set sail (hopefully on Sunday).
Today, I used the deck shower and it was AWESOME! We purchased the ADVANCED ELEMENTS 5 Gallon Summer Shower/Solar Shower. This is really cool! You can fill it with up to 5 gallons of water and just hang it on the boat somewhere in the sun. The sun heats the water and it has a little shower nozzle. This is not only great for sailors. I think campers and hikers would also love this!
I put four liters of water into it. I decided I would also try to wash a few items of clothing while I was at it. I wore some clothes (Ok, I'm not that German, yet, and still a little modest about nudity), and had a small bucket below me to catch the water and soap that came off of me. It's a bright sunny day with a cool breeze, so it was perfect for an outdoor shower. i attached the bag to a hook on the mast. I don't know if I got all the conditioner out of my hair, but I used half of the water and was able to wash and condition my hair, wash my body, shave my legs, and wash 8 items of clothing while only using a little more than half of the water in the bag!! Amazing!
Thanks to my dear friends, Lynn and Mike Jordan, I also had the J.R. Liggett's Old Fashioned Shampoo Bar on hand. This is a 100% organic shampoo bar that has NO container to have to throw away. No trash!!! And it smells incredible!!!!
I feel so CLEAN and ACCOMPLISHED! It's official....I LIVE on this sailboat!!