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Roads Less Traveled

13 May 2014
Terri Potts-Chattaway
May 1, 2014

We took a wrong turn and ended up on some back road instead of the interstate again. This turned out to be a blessing. There is so much beautiful country that we miss when we stay on the interstates and turnpikes.

It was nothing more than farmland and country houses, horses and cows. The expansive sky across the fields with the ever-changing storm clouds. The open horizon reminds me of the view from our boat, the endless sky above the sea.

I asked Jay to stop so I could take some photos. As much as I love photography it never quite captures the moment. The experience is so much more than the visual.

It is the scent of dirt, mixed with cow manure and the hint of rain.
It is the sound of wind chimes in the background and the clucking of the chicken headed my way.
It is the energy of the storm building with the wind against my face.

All these things make up the moment and are impossible to capture.

What is it with our fixation on trying to hold on, obtain, own, rather than just exist in the moment?

To be.

One moment leads to the next. Should we stay stuck in the past we will miss our present.
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Vessel Name: Cadenza
Vessel Make/Model: Hardin 45' Ketch
Hailing Port: Malibu, California
Crew: Jay Chattaway, Terri Potts-Chattaway
About: Jay has owned Cadenza for over 20 years. He originally bought her in La Paz, Mexico (known as Mercury One and before that as Mar y Vent) and brought her up to the Channel Islands. Terri fell in love with sailing and Cadenza over ten years ago and she has been a labor of love ever since.
Extra:
The Plan: We are to leave Channel Islands Harbor the beginning of September, 2013 and head to San Diego for a few months of prep and family time. Next, we leave for La Paz (we love it there) the beginning of November. We will winter out of La Paz, exploring the Sea of Cortez. This is the first [...]
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