We received many questions about exactly what we were doing in Rio Dulce, Guatemala on a boat. Through a very serendipitous affair via friends in Austin, we were introduced to the trio at So Many Beaches – L, D & K (the dog). We were asked if we were interested in boatsitting and dogsitting for them in Guatemala and it didn’t take much for us to reply with a very excited YES. Rio Dulce was one of the very few places in Guate that we didn’t get to visit our last time around and I wasn’t going to turn down some time on a boat.
So what exactly is involved with a floating housesitting assignment?
First of all we taking care of K, the awesome boat-bound pit bull.
Most of our days were spent making sure to take him on walks around the marina, making sure he was fed, and taking care that he didn’t overheat in the very hot weather.
There was also the task of cleaning the bow, or what we called the literal “poop deck”.
All while K sat and looked at you cleaning up his mess, of course.
A little bit of scrubbing goes into it as well.
But overall, K was an incredibly easy dog to take care of. You can also tell that his parents are dog people.
Other than that we had normal housesitting duties: Washing dishes, cleaning stoves, cleaning windows, keeping tidy.
With a few extras that included: Making sure we didn’t run out of water, and charging the battery.
But most of all we did this:
Or when we got really bored we would fish off the dock (OH GOD DON’T EAT THE FISH, WE KID.).
…playing pirates and pretending to be driving the boat while it is attached to the dock.
…or sexily made sure the boats were still tied to the dock while attempting to learn knots.
We now have a few housesitting gigs under our belt and I can totally see us getting into the lifestyle. Not only do we have adoptive pets but how awesome is it that we were on a boat in Guatemala?!
*Mr. Burns fingers*
…now where to next?!