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

May 3, 2021

May 3 - Home for the Summer

Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

“May your joys be as deep as the oceans, your troubles as light as its foam. And may you find, sweet peace of mind, wherever you may roam.” –Unknown

This will be our fifth season in Ithaca...it's really becoming our second home and we love it here. We are beginning our 11th season on The Pearl and we have this migration thing down to a science. Each spring we pack up our car, close up our house and boat in Texas and head north. This year we didn't have to close up the house...we sold that in January. Although we know exactly what needs to be done, it can be a lot of work, especially unpacking when we get back to The Pearl
Our last look at Texas Pearl as we left Rockport.
It's a bit cold here in the Finger Lakes...winter doesn't seem to want to go away...but this picture was taken months ago. No snow at the moment, but for us Texans it sure doesn't feel like spring. 
Our car was pretty full on our way up to the lake, luckily we keep some of it in our son's basement. Transitioning from one life to another takes a little work.
First job is to take the shrink wrap off...
then we have to unload and haul all the stuff up the ladder and on to the boat. It took us about 4 1/2 hours to complete our work and have the boat ready to live in again.
Early Monday morning we were launched. Stan checked the engine and headed south to Ithaca, while I moved the car.
Leaving Beacon Bay Marina...see you next fall.
The Pearl heading down the lake to Ithaca. 


  1. It continues to amaze me at all the wonderful adventures you take and live. Thanks for sharing with us that which I could/would never be able to do and be that comfortable on the water. Live long and enjoy !

    1. Thank you...we do love the life we have and feel blessed to exploring new places.