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

December 31, 2017

Looking Back at 2017

“I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmses

January and February was spent emptying the family home I grew up in and visiting with friends and family.
In March we sold my Dad's house and had more fun with family and friends before we headed back to The Pearl
We worked on boat projects in April and made a little time to catch up with a few cruising friends.
In May we traveled up the east coast to New York, then up the Hudson River and the Erie Canal to Itaca.
We spent the month of June hiking, exploring waterfalls and spending time with our PA family.
In July we continued our exploring of the Finger Lakes...making new friends and visiting with old ones.
August began with more hikes, wine tasting and a trip to Sarasota Springs to watch the horses run....
then an unwanted guest showed up at our home in Texas. Hurricane Harvey brought our summer fun to an end.
After squaring away things in Texas we returned to New York in September to put The Pearl away for the winter and take in a few more fun weekends with our PA family.
By November life was returning to normal...a little in Texas and we had fun with our playing with our grand kids.
December was filled with more time with family and friends...and an unexpected snow storm.
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