Two Adventures Become One
19 February 2019
For a variety of good reasons, it is time to leave the cruising lifestyle. It looks cool from a distance to some people. They are right and as it turns out, I found it to be way better than it looks. I don’t regret any of it, and as strange as it may seem having said that, I don’t need to do it any more.
Uhuru has been sold to someone in Colorado who dreams of cruising on a classic ketch. That is as it should be.
There are some that have said that the happiest two days of boat ownership is the day you buy it and the day you sell it. Those people must have been doing it wrong. I can think of literally hundreds of better days (and of course there were a few worse).
Over five years, some of those days happened in these places.
Harbor Island/Shelter Island San Diego, Mission Bay, Two Harbors, Avalon, Oceanside, King Beach, Morro Bay, Half Moon Bay, Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Ensenada, Bahia del Tortugas, San Jose del Cabo, La Paz, Bahia Falsa, Bahia de los Muertos, Mazatlan, Mexico, San Blas, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Puerto Vallarta, Yelapa, Tenacatita, Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo, Huatulco, Chiapas
Bahia del Sol
Isla Parida, Bahia Hondo, Panama City, Shelter Bay, Portobello, Turtle Cay
Cartegena, Isla Grande
Miami, Fort Pierce
And a few more I don’t remember the names of.
Of course there were dozens of local outings with dozens of friends all along the way. There was a lot of help from a lot of good people too. The lesson is clear, go do your adventure. It doesn’t have to last forever, in fact it won’t. Go do it anyway. Personally, I highly recommend doing epic shit.
I’ll be in the mountains on a new adventure with Debra. Two adventures become one.