Saturday, January 4, 2014


We have had a boat at the Corpus Christi Marina for a little more than six years. While just visiting for weekends, we were simply boat owners. Our status changed when we moved to Corpus and onto S/V Suppose full time last May. We became "live-aboards." That situation could have continued indefinitely and it is, in fact, a relatively inexpensive form of housing. To keep the live-aboard population from getting out of control, most marinas tightly control their number and many don't allow live-aboards at all. 

Now we have given up our live-aboard status at the Corpus Christi Marina and moved to the Port Aransas Marina where we will not be allowed to stay indefinitely as live-aboards but are welcome to stay for a limited time as "transients."

Meriam-Webster defines a transient as a person who is staying or working in a place for only a short time and provides the following synonyms: hobo, vagrant, street person, etc., etc. 

Ouch. Fortunately, Meriam-Webster also lists vagabond as a synonym and that is more appealing. 

Vagabond: a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job, having no settled home. 

We are OK with that. 


Karen said...

Oh horrors! My brother and his wife are trasients! lol Lucky ducks!

Alice McLarty said...

Oh - if only all transients were as smart, creative, self sufficient, and fun as you two!
You have learned so much about sailing and made so many improvements/refinements to your boat and lifestyle in seven months that it boggles my mind.
Congratulations on your new life!