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

October 5, 2018

Change of Seasons

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Fall brings all kinds of changes...the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter and it's almost time for us to put The Pearl away for the winter. We feel like we have the best of two worlds, a beautiful place to escape the hot Texas summers and another to escape the long cold winters of upstate New York. The bonus is we have family in each place that we can play with and share our life with. I thought I'd share a few pictures of our marinas...we like them both.

Allan Treman State Marina Park, the summer home of The Pearl...a wonderful place to spend the summer.
Looking up Cayuga Lake with our marina on the left.
A picture of our marina in Ithaca...during the long cold winter. Brrrr
The first two pictures of Rockport Harbor (Texas Pearl's home) were taken before hurricane Harvey by John Martell a local photographer. Some of the building are no longer there. The last two were taken a few weeks ago by the same photographer. I really love our little harbor in Rockport.
Sunsets and sunrises in Rockport are amazing...the sky is wide and there is little to block the view.
The full moon coming up over the bay is an extraordinary sight from the deck of our boat...one I could never get tired of. 


  1. Any plans to cruise on Texas Pearl? I'll guess she's on the Hard now..

    1. Just local cruising on Texas Pearl this winter and hopefully get her ready for more intensive cruising one day. She actually stays in her slip when we’re away. Our son keeps an eye on her. We haul The Pearl this coming week.