You are the driver, the cook, the seamstress, the cleaner, the plumber, the electrician, the mechanic, the builder, the hostess, the navigator, the foreign diplomat, the water collector, the fisherman, the rigger, the sailboat owner.
“A sailboat is a hole in the ocean that you throw your money into.” – Every sailboat owner ever
A sailboat is also a dream of freedom, of self sufficiency and independence. The feeling that the edge of the land is not the limit, that the water is now a road, that the island on the other side is not unreachable. And it is hard work, and stress, and loneliness, and all of the baggage that you bring aboard. It is all of life molded into a 30-40 foot fiberglass, wooden, steel, or aluminum hull.
Click HERE to see our GPS track across the pond. June 2017: Why Hello Again Tiger July 9: Shakedown Cruise – Verplanck to Provincetown July 14: Shakedown Cruise 2 – Provincetown to Newfoundland July 24: Finally the Whales! And I threw up… July 27: Longitude 39 Boom Repair August 1986: Tiger the Storm Magnet July 31: … Continue reading 2017: Across the Atlantic (The Northern Route)