January 11, 2013 seems like eons ago. The frenetic pace that moved me from a comfortably numb existence to living the dream is overwhelming. Where have I been these past three months, where am I now, and where am I going are the questions I am learning to answer in the present tense. Following the philosophy of Eckhart Toll in his books about the "Power of Now" it is clear that doing so empowers one to enjoy the roses along life's twists and turns.
Weaving philosophy throughout my adventures continues to enlighten my thoughts. For those more curious as to my physical whereabouts here is quick summary.
Palm Bay, Florida (home dock of friends Linda and Mike McGarry)
Dinner Key, Miami (cruised the ICW with #1 sailing mate Maryanne Schaumann - you should have seen our superbly professional docking at the Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club)
Berry Islands (Bullock Harbor, Great Stirrup Cay, Flo's Restaurant, Hoffman Cay - Blue Hole)
Nassau, New Providencia
Rock Sound Harbor
Norman's Pond (ooh, la, la, best in a narrow width, shoal draft)
West New Providencia
Everglades City (first stop)
Yipe. my first stop around the globe is Everglades City, Florida. Not the end as it may seem, this secluded little town at the edge of Florida's southwest coast, offers a culturally diverse, hurricane hold up - not to mention a blissfully romantic encounter. Afterall, before setting sail, I teased my girlfriends about maybe finding a good looking sailor to embrace in some far away port. Little did I know a tall, smiling healthy 'deckhand' would capture my attention before leaving my home port. Where to next? Looks like some land sailing the sea of happiness...