Thursday, February 28, 2013

When the Sun Goes Down...

Days around here are lazy when we're not busy exploring.  During Isla's naps (9am and 1pm, respectively) you can often find one or both of us sprawled out in the cockpit under our sun hats being lulled into other worlds by the pages of a book, or paddling about in the kayak or iSUP getting a little exercise and change of scenery. The pace is fantastic and we are unwinding from what - in retrospect - was a pretty stressful time in our lives.

When the sun goes down...that's when we really unwind.  Isla has a pretty early bedtime (6pm) and "adult time" quickly follows.  Scott and I usually kick back in the cockpit with a couple of cold ones and settle in to watch the sunset show.  Sometimes, just sometimes, the sun is so hot and bright as it slips down the horizon that you need a little break.  And that is precisely when we bust out our sarongs and clip them up around our bimini to create some shade.

I can't for the life of me remember where or who we learned this from (it was definitely from another boat while we were cruising) but we have found that sarongs have MANY uses on a boat.  They are not only great cover-ups and fantastic beach towels (they pack into a small bag, dry very fast and sand shakes right off of them), but they make pretty great 'blinds' as well.
The sunset show is different every night, and never disappoints.

1 comment:

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Wow, I love this idea! I remember reading a post of yours way back when about different uses for sarongs, but this is a new one I think. Not only does it provide shade and privacy, but it's pretty too.

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