The Gods Call Us Crazy

Many of my beginning posts have been quite “sentimental.” But today I thought I’d share with you why we thought we’d do this. Everyone is different, and they come into sailing/cruising in different ways.  We’ve been reading the cruisers forum boards, and every other board on the internet for years.  And it’s funny, because most people say, “DO NOT buy a ‘project boat’ because you’ll spend more getting her ready than it would have cost you for a ‘ready-to-go boat.’” But, for what it’s worth, everyone’s situation is different.  And everybody is different. We got this boat because it worked for our situation. We have one huge disclaimer though:  We … Continue reading

We are the Music Makers, We are the Dreamers of Dreams…

Most people attribute this quote to Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder version, not Johnny Depp).  Well, it is actually lines from a poem by 19th C. British Poet Arthur O’Shaughnessy.   Well, I was thinking of dreamers the other day, as many probably will look at us as dreamers.  We are dreaming of bringing this boat back to her glory, and sailing off on adventures– who knows where. Right. People really do that. Well, I know that they do.  And I have to believe that we will some day as well. We thought the name of the boat was pretty cool when we saw it on line.  I imagined the owner … Continue reading

Our First Sunset

This is a pic of the first sunset we enjoyed on our boat.  It was actually Sunday evening, the 18th.  We had been working all weekend on the boat, cleaning it up for the survey on Monday. Yes, we were taking a chance, we cleaned the boat all weekend and we didn’t even own it yet.  If the survey was a disaster, it would have been all for nothing. But, sometimes you just have to take a chance. After a long day cleaning and prepping the boat, 007 and I sat on the foredeck of Dos Equis, leaned back against the front windows, with a beer in hand (Heineken– I know … Continue reading