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I’ve been granted one wish and used it wisely.  I’m meeting the boatyard manager in the morning to figure out what to do with the beast of a boat that has been tormenting me to my very core. Kind gentle persistence has been the key so far, not just with this situation but with everything in my life. Well it happened 29 years of focus and dreaming, scrimping and saving and I landed an accepted offer on a BCC. I have to say it wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. The seller started reading through AOH and within the blink of an eye sent me a very apologetic letter asking me to back out of the deal and so it all came and went.

This is what if feels like living aboard a 22′ sailboat in the winter

The truth is I really wasn’t that disappointed, in fact it was a giant relief. I was instantly overwhelmed with the magnitude of owning such a large vessel so far away from where I am.  I mean shit Id need a semi truck just to move Sookies liquor supply. Being a two boat owner is a dream and a nightmare all at once.  When they say the costs of moving up are exponential, well that a is very misleading understatement and all this for the wrong boat.  They say that hindsight is 20 20 and now that all is said and done this is what I know.  There is only one BCC on the planet that I will ever own and she is currently much loved.  When her current owner is done with her many years from now Then I will move up.  its only fitting as he was the one who brought Sookie into my life.  I can easily wait another 10 years or more.  it isn’t a boat I’m looking for its a home with a soul. Today I was reminded of some very wise words by a young girl who sails a beautiful Hess 24. You never really own a yacht.  You are just maintaining it for the next person.

And so the universe has again taught me that not only is the best boat the one that you own but that with hard work and determination you can achieve anything in this world. There isn’t a single guest in my hotel tonight.  Sitting alone in silence I decide to do something I never do and that’s to read my own blog.  At first I’m embarrassed by the ramblings of a lunatic but in the end it makes me smile because it all makes sense. Do what you can, with what you have and give it freely to the world. The payoff for honesty and openness and exposing your insecurities is that you will find that no matter how isolated you are, you are never alone.  The world is filled with lunatics who love the spirit of adventure every bit as much as I do and one by one by sharing every part of me they will stumble across this humble little journal.  This water tribe spans the globe and is ever growing. a simple seed planted will yield the largest tree on earth, it just takes time…

The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up. ~Harrison Ford

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