The "Old Boat" Blog: 2007-2010

I bought my first houseboat The Road in the Spring of 2006.  It wasn't until after my first winter and over a year later that I thought keeping a blog may be of interest.  Family and friends had countless questions about what my life was like down here; and, at the time, the internet was silent on the subject of year-round live-aboards… at least in Minnesota.  


I kept a regular blog, posting at least once a month, beginning in November, 2007 - on the eve of my second winter aboard.  A switch in web hosting (bye-bye iweb) meant that when I began this site, I had to manually transfer or recreate every post.  Which is exhausting.


But I've begun to bring them back to virtual life!  Not every post is here, but highlights.  I've currently gone through the first two years of blog posts about life aboard 'The Road' and have included some favorites here.  Following years will come as time allows.  Thanks for your interest !

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Captain's Blog: 2nd year aboard 'The Road' 2007-08 

November 7th, 2007 #1: "Breaking the Ice"

November 6th, 2007 #3: "Treasure"

November 10th, 2007  #5: "Wrapped Up"

November 30th, 2007  #8: "Fire and Ice"

January 20th, 2008  #13: "Wind Chill"

February 20th, 2008 #15: "Mercury Lining"

April 22nd, 2008 #18: "Undone"





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Captain's Blog: 3rd year aboard 'The Road': 2008-09

June 21st, 2008 #22: "Solstice"

June 25th, 2008 #23: "Aye, Aye"

July 14th, 2008 #25: "Stay Cool"

September 29th, 2008 #29: "Falling"

October 25, 2008 #30: "Safe Harbor"

November 27th, 2008 #32: "Gratitude"

December 11th, 2008 #33: "Wonderland"

January 2nd, 2009 #35:  "Oh, Nine!"

January 13th, 2009 #36: "The Tip of the Iceberg"

March 19th, 2009 #40:  "Polar Bears and Boxers"

April 17th, 2009 #43: "On the Road Again" 

April 20th, 2009 #44: "A Boat with a View"




Captain's Blog: 4th year aboard 'The Road': 2009-10

May 6th, 2009 #45: "Regarding Pirates"

May 19th, 2009 #46: "Taking the Plunge"

July 1st, 2009 #50: "Making Independence"

August 13th, 2009 #53: "Don’t Sweat the Equity"

August 24, 2009 #54: "Demolished"

September 23, 2009 #55: "Lights and Tunnels"

October 6, 2009 #56: "Blood, Sweat and Equity"

October 20, 2009 #57: "Home"

November 17, 2009 #58: "Here we go... again"

December 31, 2009 #59: "Farewell 2009!"

January 26, 2010 #60: "The Arc"

February 21, 2010 #61: "Little Turns"

March 14, 2010 #62: "Rising Tide"

April 13, 2010 #64: "The Best of the Worst"



Captain's Blog: 5th year aboard 'The Road': 2010-11

May 26, 2010 #67: "Goodnight, Gracie"

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