Hello, or should I say, Ahoy! And welcome to my blog. After many years of “wanting to,” “planning to” and “hoping to,” I decided to bypass the toe-dipping and dive right into the deep end of the pool. I will finally write about one particular passion of mine – boating.
Being in, on or around the water has been a lifelong pursuit. This summer, Alice and I embark on a new adventure, having traded in our 37′ Four Winns for a new 41′ Beneteau powerboat. Christened, ‘Tis the SeaSun, she’s a sleek-looking sports cruiser with European style and sophistication. She will be the inspiration for our summer of exploring, dreaming and discovering.
In addition to a different vessel, we’ll also be cruising new waterways, having left the shoreline of Connecticut and its accompanying Long Island Sound for Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and it’s abundant tributaries. We’re looking forward to lots of gunkholing, blue crabs and Mermaid Water! And even a Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend (Avast, me hearties!).
Here’s to a fantastic “SeaSun” of salty stories and fun photos as we welcome our family and friends, and connect with new marina and cruising cohorts. Until then, I’ll leave you with a favorite nautical quote of mine from Mark Twain:
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Fair Winds and Following Seas,