Adventures of Chapter Two

17 March 2017 | Coast of Florida
17 March 2017 | Coast of Florida
22 November 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada
13 November 2016 | Florida Coast
26 October 2016 | Fort Myers, Florida
05 October 2016 | Burnt Store Marina
12 September 2016 | Burnt Store Marina
30 August 2016 | Coast of Florida
23 August 2016 | Riveria Marina, West Palm Beach, Florida
05 July 2016 | Siem Reap, Cambodia
27 June 2016 | Soneva Fushi, Maldives
24 June 2016 | Soneva Fushi, Maldives
21 June 2016 | Soneva Fushi, Maldives
17 June 2016 | Phuket, Thailand
08 June 2016 | Chiang Rai, Thailand
06 June 2016 | Chiang Mai, Thailand
01 June 2016 | Ao Po Marina, Malaysia
27 May 2016 | Ao Po Marina, Malaysia
23 May 2016 | Ao Po Marina, Malaysia

Let's Rock and Roll!

22 November 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Janet
As we age, I often reflect back on the milestones in our life and realize some of our most important challenges aren't going to be easy. But, we also have to create important challenges in order to make our lives more meaningful. If anything, to test our health, strength, endurance, commitment and maturity. Recently, Pat and I completed our first Rock N Roll ½ marathon in Las Vegas. It was a challenge that we both took on together but also gave us a common goal to work towards. Pat turned 60 this year and I'm so proud of his willingness to participate with me. Fortunately, we are both in good health and feeling younger by the day, even though, we know that's not the case. The Las Vegas Strip was closed down for our ½ marathon which was an awesome sight unto itself. We literally started a couple of blocks north of the airport and ran south past the airport then turned around and ran downtown to Fremont Street and halfway back up the strip. Talk about a fun experience! We may do it again next year, anyone want to join us?

When I reflect back on our navigation on CH2 halfway around the world, I realize that we both took on a huge task that could have been fraught with many life threatening issues. With much prayer, skill, tenacity, drive and pure will to accomplish this trip, we fulfilled a goal that most people only dream about. When I agreed to sail around the world, I really had no idea what was in store for us. Pat convinced me that we could do this and I was willing to take the journey to support him and achieve a monumental goal together. His confidence that we could accomplish this journey gave me the confidence to go along with the sailing adventure. Obviously, I would follow this man anywhere!
As I reread our blog posts while working on the book, I realize it was by far the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Would I do it again, absolutely! I learned a lot about myself, namely, that Pat and I are strong people and as a team, there is nothing we can't achieve. I knew Pat was fearless but he showed a tremendous amount of strength in situations that tested our faith. But, I can't forget to mention our son, Josh, who showed an incredible amount of maturity, confidence, drive and wisdom in stressful situations. He was also our rock that we depended upon in any given situation or circumstance. We were lucky that our young 20 year old son wanted to take this journey with his parents. Now that he is in college, he does realize what an amazing journey it was and has already shared with his fellow students. I'm so proud of the young man he has become.

We are currently taking a break from the boat for the holidays so that we can enjoy our children. I suspect that I will write one or two blog entries to keep you up to date. There is work being done while we are gone, and I will share that with you later. Meanwhile, Happy Turkey Day!
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Vessel Name: Chapter Two
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 450
Hailing Port: Guthrie, OK
Crew: Patrick Hayes, Janet Hayes, Joshua Hayes
About: Pat, Janet and their son Josh moved from Seattle to live aboard Chapter Two and are looking forward to the Blue Planet Odyssey.
Chapter Two's Photos - Main
Photos from Vanatu 2015
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Created 5 July 2016
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Created 14 May 2015
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Created 6 March 2015
Pics from our experience at the new construction site as well as our transit.
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Created 6 March 2015
photos documenting our upgrades and re-fit as we prep to get the boat ready and capable for long distance blue water cruising.
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Created 23 November 2014