We are on a marina mooring ball in the inner harbor of Marigot Bay St Lucia. Because it's an official marina ball, it allows us access to the super fast marina wifi AND showers! Real honest to goodness, land type showers! Woo hoo. We have not had a land based shower since our one night at the dock at The Bitter End Yacht Club in the BVI's. That was early December 2013! Before that? Morehead City NC Nov 5th.
First showers? Eeeew. No, silly readers! This does not mean we haven't had showers since December 2013. We swim almost daily and take boat showers pretty frequently. However, our boat showers are either quick showers on the transom of our boat. Or solar shower bag showers off the transom. Or showers in our forward head shower. All of these involve a very, very limited amount of water and NO leaving the water running while you stand under it. Oh no. We use the minimum amount of water all the way through - turning the water on and off quickly to save on water.
So.....you can imagine how wonderful it's been for us to have REAL showers here at the marina. Although old habits die hard. St Lucia is having a water shortage because of lack of rain. The new marina manager told us they temporarily limited hours of operation on the showers to help save water. Hearing this, I just couldn't bring myself to let the water run, even though we/I take really fast showers out of habit anyway.