Deck the Halls, or in Our Case, Deck the Decks

Life on our little boat doesn’t actually involve any halls, but we were determined to do our best to deck the good ship Gaviota out for the holidays.

So let’s start with a “before” picture.

Here is the view off of our back deck.

Last year, our first Christmas on the boat, when it came to decorating we pretty much just strung lights everywhere we could.

This year we wanted to try something different. Something that is more recognizable as a symbol of the season.

As always, the first step is to untangle all of the lights.

Here we see Veronica giving it her best shot. As a reward she got to open a gift… NEW SHOES!!!

Our friends at Therafit were kind enough to send us each a pair to make sure our feet were extra happy as we strung our lights.

By the end of the day we managed to get the strings unstrung, but still had a long way to go before our creation would look like anything more than a blob of bulbs.

It may not look like it, but there was a plan.

The next day we returned to the scene of what very much looked like a crime and got back to it.

Not to be left out, at that point David wanted to open his present. Perhaps not much of a surprise at this point, but still a great gift… some slip on walking shoes also from Therafit.

After much raising and lowering of our rigging while attaching and arranging (wait for it…) a boatload of strands of colorful lights, we think that we were reasonably successful at creating…


A Christmas Tree.

Happy Holidays to all and may 2021 be a whole lot better than 2020!

David and Veronica,

What do you think?

Did we miss the mark?

Is it fun and festive?

Does it look like a Charlie Brown tree?

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