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The Mighty Barge
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Posted: July 17, 2008
Funny how living on the water offers up many diversions that "land people" just don't get to experience. I guess it's about the wonderful impermanence of our living arrangements. In some sort of zen or quantum physics way, I can claim to not be living on the same water that I lived on yesterday even though I have not left my slip. The water beneath my boat is always moving with tide and wind. If such were the case ashore, I would be constantly under the proverbial "doorway" waiting for the aftershock.
And so it is with those who live on the water. Boats and lives coming and...... Read More

Boat House Row
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Posted: July 11, 2008
Last night we attended a civic meeting to understand about the redevelopment of "Boat House Row", that all-but-forgotten strip of land following the Anacostia River in DC. The Near Southeast Urban Design Framework describes the area thusly: "Cut off from rest of the Near Southeast to the west and the Capitol Hill district the north by highway overpasses and rail connections, this sub-area has been physically and psychologically isolated." Anyway, it is home to a number of small-but-mighty rowing and powerboat clubs and not much else.
It is interesting to see how DC poli...... Read More

Fish Fry, Fireworks and History
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Posted: July 08, 2008
The marina I live at is wonderful in many respects (more later), but it has zero facilities and zero things to do. Well, not quite zero... one can always hang out and gossip, but with only about 30 of us, that gets pretty old. I did give permission to one of the more shameless gossips to make up stuff about me, but that's as far as I get into that scene.
For boating-related comaraderie, I usually head over to a sweet little no-frills boat club named Seafarers. It's up the Anacostia in an area that some call Boat House Row, others call it by different names as the area is not exactly chic. The ...... Read More

Life aboard the "George Major"
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Posted: July 03, 2008
"Hello, my name is Lukey and I'm a liveaboard boater." No, it's not yet another twelve step gathering, but more a quick way to allow the new person I'm just meeting to nod politely and move away before I start a long dissertation on why dry-wall screws are generally not a good substitute for stainless or some other such boat repair esoterica.
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