As a boat owner you realize quite quickly that when you have work done it is (usually) always more than you anticipated. Such is the case with Indigo. After hiring FLORIDA MARINE DIESEL (who are some of the most knowledgeable folks we've met! And they are fantastic to work with!) to change the fluids in our engines, they discovered a problem with an elbow joint that could have caused a potential CO2 leak in the engine under our bunk. Then Jim had them troubleshoot a transmission issue that turned out was not a transmission issue, but an issue with our engine mount and shafts. So Indigo is currently sitting on the hard. I'm not sure who is more heartbroken – Indigo or her owners. The good news is she will be back in her slip quickly. The bad news is the yard bill that we incur. But as all sailors know, it comes with the territory. In the meantime we are taking this time that she is out of the water to complete those things that are more easily done when your boat is out of the water to prepare for extended cruising (hooray!!). For Jim that means splicing lines, creating a new anchor bridle, cleaning the dingy, etc. For me it is list after list, shopping for provisions and staging said provisions to be loaded onboard. These are the tasks I dread, but the payoff comes when we toss the lines and set our course for the Bahamas!
Betsi is the creator and editor of Betsi’s World. Married to her husband, Jim, for 30 years she’s always had a love of wanderlust, but hasn’t always had the funds to enjoy the travel lifestyle.
They have upsized and downsized multiple times during their 30 years together. Now they are sharing their insider tips & tricks for living a smart luxury lifestyle. Of course, food and travel are a huge part of their lifestyle!
They take multi-generational trips with their extended family - ages 3 years to 84 years young, and Betsi takes care of planning these fun for the whole bunch, multi-gen vacations, choosing locales ranging from the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the US. They've stayed at all-inclusive resorts, taken cruises, and more, and she’s opening her secrets and sharing all the tips and tricks for smart luxury travel with you!