Maiden Voyage

The night before our maiden voyage, Peter’s brother came down to visit. The three of us were sitting in Gratitude‘s cockpit, enjoying the sunset while Andy recounted the story of how he and Russ took a train to New York when Russ first bought the boat (then called Ocean Rose) back in 2007.

Sticking to it…

We had a beautiful renaming ceremony, but the last part of appeasing the gods requires the boat owners to take the boat out, back-wind the sails and float backward at least one boat length. We ordered the vinyl lettering spelling out our new boat name and hailing port. We waited and waited. Finally, Saturday afternoon…