Cruising with Cadenza

"I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special." Steel Magnolias

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Autumn

23 September 2013
Terri Potts-Chattaway
September 22, 2013

"You can see the very first signs of fall." Jay said. "The leaves are starting to change."

Jay is back in West Virginia. He flew back Saturday to do several days of intense professorship at WVU. He has back to back seminars, classes and forums. Last December he donated all his STAR TREK scores to WVU, his alma mater, and now he is sharing his knowledge, as well. He is also working with other professors at the university in designing an online music composition class he will be teaching from Mexico. Hmm, I wonder how that will work...?

Autumn is very different on the east coast than it is in Southern California. Obviously. Here, one has to be acutely aware of the ever so subtle changes. So subtle it is difficult to describe. It is almost like we have to sniff it out.

When I was a child, living in Pennsylvania, I remember loving fall. The changes there were clear. The air was cool and crisp and the leaves would turn beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. The light was softer. Even the energy was different. It was back to school and back to work. No more lazy summer days, it was time to get busy being productive.

Last year Jay and I spent several weeks in Martha's Vineyard during the change of seasons. We witnessed the end of summer, fall, and a hint of winter. The colors were amazing! So rich and warm. (Look for photos next week in the gallery.)

That is one of the things I will definitely miss during these years of cruising south - autumn in New England. So beautiful!
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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.
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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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