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My beautiful ex wife would always swear to me that size doesn’t matter, and while I might have the smallest dinky in the harbor it sure is fun to play with. Any small dinky complex I may have is more than compensated for with my enormously stout bow sprite. All Images copyright Adam Nash Photography Once again I am amazed by Lyle Hess and the beautiful designs that came off His drawing board. This dingy rows like a dream, only weighs 55 LBS and is the cutest thing you have ever seen. Chloe was so excited to go for a row she jumped right in, slipped and fell and flip flopped around like a fish out of water almost sending us in for a swim, I laughed so hard my sides ached. They said we couldn’t do it, they said we wouldn’t do it. I don’t know what it is but what ever it is it must be pretty sacred if so many believe it is impossible. Once again we have been rewarded by taking chances. Saying goodbye and leaving the harbor solo left a single tear in my eye. It was all I could shed because I knew that there is always a payoff for risking the unknown. We are all settled into Cougar Bay and meeting more and more wonderful people everyday.
For me work is a four letter word but sometimes it must be uttered. I have just landed a summer job as a secret agent with Chloe as my sidekick. When I set off a year ago without a singe penny to my name I didn’t know what to expect but I had a feeling it would be quite the adventure. I haven’t rounded The Cape Horn or swashbuckled with pirates. There is no grand novel to be written of the worlds most amazing journeys; in fact the only thing we have accomplished is to live free enough to dream as big as the reality of our lives. As I write these simple words about our average life I’m smiling so hard my face hurts. Life is pretty good here on Peter Pan Island Island. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Not only does my dog match my little dinky but she matches Sookie as well, proof positive that I am truly the one percent. “If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.” ― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men