Living with a guest onboard

For the last week, I have had Ffion living aboard as a guest. We originally planned to take her out for a day or two driving her car to get experience and practice for her driving test. I taught her to drive about 6 or 7 years ago but she failed the test due to mistakes caused by nerves. Since then she has gone through several instructors but she is nervous with strangers and did not continue. I invited her out for a sail as well so plans changed to she would stop over for the weekend. Just over a week later she’s still here 😁. We get along so well so why not?

It has been a great experience for me, not only personally, but for learning to liveaboard with a guest. It’s a tiny cramped space and we need to manage space and resources. I have learned that, with the right person, it is possible, at least in the short term. Longer term? I don’t know, but taking each day at a time with no expectations has worked so far.

We sailed to New Quay and back yesterday in a good wind and higher seas. On the way back, Ffion and Dotty went down for a sleep to settle uneasy tummies.

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