Date: 26 December 2015. St. Pete boat
show 2015 (part 1)
This year I
was finally close enough once again to visit the 2015 St. Petersburg
Power & Sailboat Show. I am so glad I was able to come and discover what is
currently available. Over the years I have been to numerous boat
shows. Each one is enjoyable. I learn something new on every visit.
Like many others who attend, I have a system. This is mine:
speaking I like to go on the first day. That visit can best be
described as a reconnaissance mission. I do some looking and mostly
get the lay of the land. For smaller shows this is ideal. It is
relaxing and knowing where things are is helpful.
I am at the
age when knowing the locations of bathrooms is rather critical to my
comfort level. It's also good to know where to get a bite to eat. A
girl cannot shop well without sustenance.
I met the
nicest Nimble Nomad cruiser Katie at the Air Head [http://airheadtoilet.com]
I had wanted to see an Air
Head composting toilet in person. This opportunity was great for me.
It is an interesting system. More information can be found at
Head for those who are curious as I was. Katie's boat is
learned about Kanberra and it's odor eliminating properties.
I jiggled when I took the picture and now cannot read
this nice lady's name. Argh!
[Please refresh my memory. Thanks.]
Gel eliminates odors and contains Australian tea tree oil and other
essential oils. Kidlet is a real fan of essential oils. I confess
I am becoming a proponent as well. Samples were available at the
show. I picked up one from the main booth. On Saturday Cheryl
(Island Time) got one at the Cruising Outpost booth.
Attitudes & Lattitudes is now Cruising
Bitchin' at the boat show→
Cruising Outpost is alive and well. The same quirky takes on
life afloat, lots of pictures and more are found in the
Cruising Outpost is worth reading. Check it out.
interesting to see in person Bob Bitchin'. Cruising Outpost is quite
a magazine. I was more fortunate to finally meet his Better Half.
What a Lady!!! Jody was the best...
Myself and Jody at the 2015 St. Petersburg Power &
There are a lot of fellows out here. It is the women behind the
scenes who all too often go unsung. And Jody? Well, she was
fascinating to meet. I will bet her stories would have a slightly
different slant than his. It would be fun to have her aboard my boat for a cuppa. Jody is welcome on Seaweed anytime.
perspectives that differ from the fellows. When couples describe
overnight passages he might talk about how fast the boat went,
weather conditions and the sails he had up. She would tell me the
waves rhythmically slapped the hull on a beat of seven and that the
moon was full. The journey was perceived individually. Strange how
that works, eh?
more about the boat show however this post is long enough. Besides, I
Kindle and am going to play hooky. There were tons of
things to see at the St. Pete show. My initial recognizance went well.
And on Saturday a couple things happened that were right up there
near the top of the scale. I'll tell you about them next.
Did you attend the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show?
What day or days did you go and what did you buy?
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