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I am homeless (NOT)

so after miscalculating the distance to the haul out yard by 10 or so miles I made it here a full hour and a half early.I wanted to be low key about where I stay at night, but only after the second day I was approached by a boat owner in the yard.some one had told him of my plight in the marina that was destroyed and he wanted to know more.after introducing himself to me he said that he lives on his houseboat here in the boatyard.that is all I needed to know.there are others too,so as you see there will always be people living on boats everywhere.the nature of this area is a high profile yachting area,many people live aboard year round,and these boat yards have to cater to them.I had a legit liveaboard slip for 5 years.the place was totalled in a hurricaine.I was one of a handful of survivors.What was I to do?where was I to go?I was not going to start renting a room somewhere...along with slip fees it would be too much.so I found this place, I passed it everyday on my way to work,not knowing that some day I would keep my boat here.and no,I dont live here,youre not allowed to.this is just fantastic.Its a mere 6 dollars per foot per month.only 20 minutes from where I work.now I really feel as if my goals of continuing my ocean voyaging is in my immediate future.I do not feel as if I am "sneaking aboard".that is when a marina charges extra for living aboard and you dont pay it. besides,I am gone 3 or 4 nites out of the week working midnites in a buisy hospital ER. when I get off in the a.m.I am usually totally exhausted.so who cares where I sleep in the daytime?It also helps greatly to pay slip fees well in advance and to keep your account balance in excess.believe me,I am not going to live, grow old, retire and die in this boat yard.I will be out of here when my haul out is complete,in several months time ,and its like I said before...I will decide where I want to go next....thats the freedom of being on a boat...I can go anywhere and I got the whoooooooole ocean.
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