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 Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… gimme Truth” – Alex Supertramp, Into the Wild.
 ~Thoreau
In my younger days I would tramp off into the wild with little more than a warm hoodie a sharp knife and a few fish hooks.
 With my dog by my side we would explore the great interior of this beautiful country
Now that I’m a bit older I need more, not much more but more.  A nice warm dry bunk, a hot meal and a place to call home.
I was recently asked what it is I love so much about sailing.
Its the pure freedom that I love, the simplicity, self sufficiency and the ability to take my home with me wherever I go.  There are more places accessible by boat in this world than any other form of transportation.  Sailing isnt a sport to me its a lifestyle, a means to an ends.  I seek to climb every mountain and explore every valley, the boat is my E ticket to the world.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more

~Lord George Gordon Byron