Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 2, 2014. Thats right 14.

If you've been a reader for a while you know I'm a big fan of the “wallow”. Sitting in 80º water up to your nipples seems to me to be a great way to spend a few hours.
Traditionally our wallows have started around 1600 hours. By the time sunset rolls around it starts to get a little chilly when you stand up. So in the interest of my fellow mans comfort we've decided to make wallowing a matinee event. Wallows are now starting at 1400 or so.

This is where we walk a fine line, not to be confused with a Fine Lion. For wallowing to be properly enjoyed adult beverages are encouraged. Some people (my wife) believe that drinking so early in the afternoon might lead to problems. Its not like I'm gonna get shit faced, trip and fall on the switch and accidentally shut gravity off fer Christs sake, relax.

With a few boats in the anchorage that are new to wallowing I decided to up the allure. Thats right, wallowing toys.
A few of the more experienced wallowing women brought their own inflatable floats.
I decided to up the ante and build some drinker friendly flotation devices. There’s plenty of materials available that wash ashore on the eastern shore of the cay.

First I built a pair of individual floating chairs. A couple of lobster pot floats, some fishnet and viola, pure floating reclining splendor. The only issue is that you have to pay attention or you'll float away. It would suck to float away and wake up with an empty glass in Andros Island.

I decided that I needed a self anchoring platform for adult beverage enjoyment.
I decided to combine the best features of a Spud Barge with a recliner couch. Thats right, nipple deep, drinking nirvanna. I ended up with a 4 person “couch” that has a trio of curb feelers to hold position on the bottom. This is still the Beta edition but testing is going swimmingly.


Sharlyn Harley said...

Sometimes the Beta testing should be done for a long time. Ya know, just to make sure you've got the right thing. :)

S/V Veranda said...

Time shouldn't be an issue for us....

Deb said...

You are too damn funny. You do realize that you're foiling my plan to stay in the US this first cruising season because Tim is very much wanting to experience wallowing. I'm determined though, because if we go to the islands this year we'll never make it to the Keys.

S/V Kintala

S/V Veranda said...

Wallowing will always be around. We spent our first winter afloat in Marathon and I highly recommend it. The boat is protected and Key West is a $2 bus ride away.

Sabrina and Tom said...

Flotation is needed. I swam ashore yesterday to a lovely beach and tried "wallowing". All I got was a seat full of sand....places sand should NOT be! I think I will stick to the party diaper (life jacket worn upside down - legs out the arms).


S/V Veranda said...

Did I forget to mention the sandy