Many cruisers name their blogs after their boat. Our boat is named Improbable, but our website is Canoodle Yacht. This is because we do not take ourselves, or boating, very seriously.
Technically “canoodle” means cuddle, snuggle, insert your favorite cute word here, but to us it represents meandering on a boat until it isn’t fun anymore. So, here is a rundown of what makes a boat a Canoodle Yacht:
- A Canoodle Yacht has ropes on it. Sure they might have names – sheets, halyards, rode, etc – but they are all made of ordinary rope.
- A Canoodle Yacht has a bathroom. Since we don’t actually dangle our butts overboard to take care of business anymore (Maria has gone a full year without any butt dangling!), there’s no point in calling the bathroom a head.
- A Canoodle Yacht has a kitchen. Okay, OUR Canoodle Yacht has a single butane burner, a sink, and a Coleman 12 volt cooler, but it’s a kitchen not a galley. It’s not even galley style like the kitchen in Maria’s old house.
- Canoodle Yachts don’t hurry. They avoid schedules whenever possible. The only exception is the need to hurry to a store when the beer runs out.
We tried our best to sum up the philosophy of the Canoodle Yacht when we chose the port of call for Improbable.