Adventures of s/v WILD HAIR


Our land life took on form, solidity, routine. We had mastery of a limited set of skills. We had habitual expectations of others and ourselves. Going sailing, we let go of our attachments to our roles, views, and rituals. We persist because we are growing in this shapeless and dynamic world.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Where are We Now?

Having spent the past two months in Madison remodeling our kitchen and catching up with friends and family, we’re back on the water. Here is a basic sketch of where we are today and our travels in the coming months.

July 20 to August 19: Boat—Sailing the boat up the east coast from St. Simons Island GA to Norfolk VA

August 19 to September 18: Madison—Getting Maggie tucked into UW at Stevens Point and making a quick side visit to parents in Scottsdale, AZ

September 18 to November 2: Boat—Sailing the Chesapeake Bay and continuing to ready the boat for offshore travel

November 2 to November 13: Boat—Participating in the Caribbean 1500 (a 1500 mile non-stop blue water passage with 30 other boats from Norfolk VA to the British Virgin Islands)

November 13 to November 21: Boat—Sailing the Virgin Islands

November 21 to January 9: Madison—Celebrating the holidays with family and friends

January 9 to June 1: Boat—Sailing the Caribbean

After that, who knows? We must get ourselves and the boat out of the Caribbean for hurricane season by June 1st. We may come north to the east coast, go south and sail the shores of South America, head east to the Mediterranean, or go west through the Panama Canal and beyond. We’ll have to see which way the winds take us!

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