Ceol na Mara

Let the summer begin! While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, I got a sneak peek last night of the place I will be spending most summer nights and weekends, aboard the hubby’s new boat, Ceol na Mara.

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For those of you non-Irish speakers out there, Ceol na Mara is Irish for music of the sea. We had a few names but finally decided that Ceol na Mara was the perfect name. Getting the name painted on is at the top of the to-do list this week.

Would you like to take a tour?

Here we have the sleeping area. to the front and side

 

boat

And a more private sleeping area to the back, underneath the stairs. Those piles are just the canvasses drying out a little. The constant dampness of late has taken its toll!

sleeping area of boat

I don’t think I’ll be whipping up any gourmet meals, but the galley does include a sink, refrigerator, microwave, and one burner for cooking.

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When shopping for the boat, my priority was the bathroom. A toilet, sink, and shower complete the cabin area and make this well-hydrated girl happy.

 

boat bathroom

Most of the outside of the boat is covered by a canvas top that can be removed, but for sunning while the boat is not moving at high speeds, the front is wide open.

boat

I found my spot! Smile

boat

boat

A boat has been my husband’s goal for several years, and I have rarely ever seen him as happy as he was last night. I have to tell you, that was the best part!

What’s making you happy today?

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  1. nicole’s avatar

    enjoy your new boat! I’ve grown up with boats and they are so much fun. My dad has a 42ish foot sedan bridge boat and my step dad has a 390 sundancer (cruiser) as well. Such different styles but so much fun to be on.

    Have fun this summer. I hope the weather perks up for you guys!

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    The boat is amazing! so glad you gave us a your. Looks like you found the perfect spot!!

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  3. brandi’s avatar

    so fun! that does look like the perfect spot :)

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  4. Megan’s avatar

    It makes me happy that you guys are so happy! The boat is gorgeous. Loved the tour… can’t wait to see it in person!

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  5. Justin @JustinCanCook’s avatar

    The boat looks great! Congrats on realizing this goal. I’m sure you’ll create some great meals in that galley :)

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  6. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    Congratulations!! The boat is gorgeous. I can imagine the many fun summer nights and weekends you guys will have there!

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  7. Raija’s avatar

    All of his hard work paying off – and yours too! So happy for you both.

    What a lovely question – what is making me happy? Seeing the sun and seeing friends like you and Eric happy and joyful! :)

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  8. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Very cool!! It is always a great feeling to do something that makes the hubby brim from ear to ear!

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  9. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    It’s beautiful. Congratulations!

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  10. Michelle’s avatar

    Woohoo! Love the boat!!!!

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  11. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Congrats! What a fabulous addition for summer. Don’t forget the fire drills ;)

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  12. alicia’s avatar

    The boat looks AWESOME!! congrats!

    It sounds nerdy, but I totally cleaned the heck out of the house today….washed mini blinds and everything – so my clean abode has got me grinning ear to ear!

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  13. Eric King’s avatar

    So – one thing I have found out so far is that the boat is difficult to “park” – but people jump out of nowhere to save it from crashing. AND people are incredibly kind and are ready to offer advise on how to keep boat costs down. Fenders are our friends :).
    Beers are paid out for such kindness!!!
    And the last 2 days on the water have been like a holiday.

    YAY!!!

    Hopefully this captain gets better at reading tides and headwinds- so docking is not a 4-6 person ordeal. More like 1-3 :) and eventually just 1.

    Have fun this weekend everybody.

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