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Sitting in my crows nest with my binoculars in hand I spy a shippey yacht sailing into the harbor.  A pirate anchors under sail and I smile when I notice he is wearing a kilt, I’m not the only freak in this world that loves the freedom to roam.

Falmouth cutter 22

In two days Sookie will be in Bellingham for the winter.  I have mixed feelings about leaving her but my solo sailing days are over so into storage she will go.  I had originally planned on flipping a coin between wintering aboard and a cycle tour but I have far too many options now to let a coin decide.

The coin flip has always been good to me but when Nina emailed me that she will be back on Maui in late October I decided it’s about time I choose my own destiny rather than leaving it up to the fate of the coin.

I have all my ducks in a row and am gearing towards a warm winter, that is unless I stumble into a willing and able sailing partner but that is the farthest thing from my mind right now.  I withdrew my offer on the Bristol Channel Cutter I was hoping to sail to the Caribbean in November, it’s not my time, not yet anyways.

i have a list of projects to do on Sookie when I return and the price tag will be huge so im off in search of gainful employment and a square bed, indoor plumbing and hot water.  My mode of transportation will be by Brompton but if a warm offer for work appears I’ll jump the first jet south.

Dear Casey, I won’t be coming to Olympia…

Dear Monica, I leaving in a few days…

Dear Nina…

“There’s something really cool about knowing that your destiny is SO big that you’re not meant to share it with anyone. At least not yet.” 

― Mandy Hale,

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