Thursday, September 12, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Today marks 2 years since we cast off from Michigan!

We had temps in the 30's early on, murderous heat and humidity last summer, blasted by a derecho, nicked by hurricane Sandy, dodged a tornado, run aground a few times, caught in a squall and zapped by a lightening strike. No pirate attacks; yet.

We've also had a great trip down the river system, riding in locks 90' high and watching the jumping carp. The Gulf of Mexico greeted us with our first of many dolphin escorts. What a phenomenal experience to see them riding in our bow wake. There have been alligators, sea turtles, skates, rays, barracuda and sharks as well.

We're actually beginning to get the hang of this sailing stuff too. Shutting the engine off and gliding along at 6 knots, listening to the water rushing by never gets old. Motoring down the East River past Manhattan at 11 knots with the fast current is pretty cool too!

Does anyone ever get tired of beautiful sunsets? They're extra special when at sea. But even better were the shimmering jewels of bioluminescence we had in our wake just last week off southern New Jersey, brightest in the moonless night. This just after the spectacular rocket launch that flew right over us.

We've met lots of great people, some real characters and a few buttheads too. Made many new friendships that we expect to last a long time.

Chicago, Mobile, St. Petes, Key West, Miami Beach, St. Augustine, Charleston, Annapolis, Hope Town, New Plymouth, Little Harbor,  Stonington, Edgartown, Newport; all great places to visit and plenty of good eats too! Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters right off the docks; yum!

Yes, it's been quite a ride these two very quick years. Perhaps it's time to move on to some other adventure?

Not; we're just getting started!

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