We were treated to a sight we had read about, dreamed of, and longed for. The long curling white sand beach wrapped around the boat as the clear blue water rippled at the shoreline. The air, crisp and clean, smelled strongly of pine, reminiscent of a remote northern lake. There was only one other boat in the anchorage, and nobody ashore.
The perfect dinghy for us may be vastly different than the perfect dinghy for you. I’d love to hear about what you use and how you’ve adapted it to fit your needs. To start the conversation I thought I’d share our solution to harbor transportation.
The goal of my planning was entirely sustainable, off-grid living from May to November. All of our systems will run off of our 12-volt battery system, charged primarily by solar and additionally by wind generators.
I may be breaking my own rules by suggesting more people come here to visit, but let’s be honest, the secret is already out.
To break the pattern of daily life we set off in search of a micro-adventure in Portland Harbor.
In my continued effort to live with intention and purpose, I will aim to avoid swapping convenience for simplicity, and to carve out a fulfilling life with an abundance of memories which define my legacy.