In line with yesterday’s post about a new look for Bethany and Dan photography, we also have big news in the Bethany and Dan personal world. We’ve been mentioning it subtle-style on social media but we are here today to officially announce that we bought a sailboat and we LIVE ON IT!
Some of you were along for the ride while we looked for a place to live here in Portland. We looked at houses to buy and apartments to rent. We saw cheap places, pricey places, and no-way-never-gonna-happen places. Nothing really felt like home. We started back in March, and by mid-May we were both pretty worried and started to think outside of the box. Living on a sailboat has been on our bucket list for a decade, but we never really found the right time or the energy to do so. Once the home drama started to get really real, we decided it was a “why-not-now?” moment and we went for it!
She’s a 1981 Catalina 30, complete with a cassette player, brown and tan everything, original cushions, and a lot of character. The past week we’ve been scrubbing, polishing, and getting her up to snuff as our home. New cushions are on order. Fear not. We are also renaming her but have to do a lot of superstitious boat stuff before we can make that all official.
I wanted to have this cool video to share with you and lots of photos of everything but you’ll have to just enjoy this cute iphone pic of our furry deckhand. More to come for sure so keep an eye out.