The only true downside is that the sunsets aren't quite as nice. I know, I know--how are we managing?!
This was the (often spectacular) view from our previous slip, which we enjoyed for almost 2 years:
It was nice.
At our old slip, we were docked on the north-side of the pier, which meant we had a beautiful water view when looking west toward the sunset. At our new slip, we are docked on the south-side of the pier, so when we look toward the setting sun, we see a line of boats docked along the north-side of the pier. This is our new view:
As you can see, it's not quite the same.
While this not-as-magnificent-sunset situation has none of the makings of a Greek tragedy--I'm not going to lie--I was a bit bummed to discover my sunset-picture-taking hobby might require that I actually leave our boat to find a picture-perfect view.
The other day, however, it was rather dark and stormy, which set the stage for a beautiful sunset--one that I was determined to capture. As evening fell, I channeled my inner paparazzi and ran around our pier trying to catch an unobstructed glimpse (and snap a Facebook-worthy photo) of the setting sun. I wasn't having much luck until, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Eric perched high atop Sea Gem:
He seemed to be relaxed and enjoying himself (probably because I wasn't next to him compulsively snapping photos of the sun), so I decided to join him. And wouldn't you know, he had the best seat in the house (so to speak):
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