Please be careful as we step down into the aft cabin. There is only room for a couple of people down here at once, so take a quick look and then move along so others behind you can see.
The aft cabin is where my husband, our son and I sleep. It is a very comfortable bed and even comes with a soothing rocking motion built right in!
Behind the couple of drawers you see below the bed, you’ll find the rudder post and steering quadrant, cables, pulleys and hydraulic auto pilot components and the engine exhaust hose.
Beside the bed is Jack’s navigation station. Some of what you are seeing here is a VHF radio, Ham radio, navigation computer, GPS units, and paper charts for backup.
On the other side of our bed is the closet. Jack and I each get a shelf and Marietta and baby Jack share the bottom one.
Now we get to the really interesting part – the head! As you can see, it looks a lot like any other bathroom, with a shower (that’s especially nice when we have hot water):
And a toilet:
There is a specific procedure you must follow when using the facilities on board, but we’ll discuss that more when we get to the forward head.
If you’ll follow me back up and across the cockpit, up next we will be going down to check out the galley. Stay tuned!