We have lived on our boat(s), first s/v Skarthi and now s/v Shawnigan, at Galilee Harbor for almost 4 and a half years. Our time here has been amazing and will always be treasured. When we first moved into the harbor, there were 16 kids ranging from ages 2-18 years old. Now there are 12 ranging from 4 weeks old to 16 years old. We feel so blessed to have been able to raise our kids in this tight nit community of artist and maritime workers. As a co-op, our kids were able to learn about shared space and the maintenance involved. Workdays, bathroom duty, public duty, meetings, committees, fundraising events, and celebrations are just a few of the happenings at Galilee Harbor. We will take our experience here and hold it dearly and of course share about it with others throughout our travels.
We are starting a new chapter as “anchor outs” as a way of transitioning toward our future voyage of sailing about the world. We will be able to get a taste for not having the convenience of a short walk to shower, laundry, grocery stores, coffee shops, visits with our neighbors and friends and a quick hop on my bike to get to work. All of these will come with a row to shore first and a row back out. Oh, and no more unlimited wi-fi. Some benefits: We will be off the grid almost 100%. We get to change our “house” location frequently. With that comes a change in view, our neighbors, our grocery options, occasionally a shorter bike commute to work, and proximity to different friends depending on where we anchor.
Thanks for the love Galilee harbor and thanks for the generous shove off the dock!