"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 7, 2012

Mar. 7 – Port Lavaca, TX

One year ago today we left Port Lavaca and started our adventure...two weeks from today we should be back on the boat in Virginia. We are both ready to return, anxious to get things ready for the next leg of our journey. We've enjoyed our time at home, catching up with friends and especially spending time with family. Being gone has really made us appreciate the time we get to spend with our loved ones. We miss everyone so much when we're gone and being so far away from them will be the hardest part about going back.

Our cruising plans for this year will begin by spending the first month or so on the boat in Great Bridge, Virginia...doing boat projects, provisioning and maybe a little sighting seeing. We will spend May cruising around the Chesapeake, checking out a few new places and revisiting a few of our favorite spots from last year. We will return to Texas the end of May to be with family while celebrating our son and daughter in-law's graduation from Medical School. When we return to the boat after Memorial Day we will head north to New York and spend the summer exploring the Hudson River, the Erie Canal, the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Montreal, the Richelieu Canal and Lake Champlain. In late August or early September we will head south...exactly where and how far south will depend on what we decide we want to do next year. Of course these are just plans and when you're boating plans seem to change from day to day, depending on unseen circumstances. Wherever our journey takes us this year...we're ready for it to begin.

Leaving Nautical Landings in Port Lavaca last March

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