A Plan is Born

The homily was too long and church let out in the middle of a fierce electric storm. A typical summer afternoon in Florida found us running through four inches of water in the pouring rain and holding tightly to a lightning rod some would call an umbrella. We are home.

Easily readjusting to life on land, we realize we prefer the sea. There have been visitors from afar and local friends to commiserate with while home but the lure of the sea is enchanting.

Although I am making rapid progress with physical therapy, it still takes six weeks for bones to rejuvenate. If we receive the doctors blessing next week we return to Annapolis to clean and provision the boat for the next leg of our journey.

Because my duties as full time first mate and occasional Admiral have been suspended by my infirmity, assistance is needed for Denny to pilot Dream Seeker.  He has contracted with two “Captains” to come along with us and fulfill my role. They will be with us from Annapolis,  MD to Tarrytown, New York.

Only one more week before freedom!!!!


All visited with us during this unplanned interlude.

9 thoughts on “A Plan is Born

  1. Good news indeed about your healing! I must admit I am shocked that you could be replaced with only two full-time captains. They must be very qualified I would’ve figured it took at least three to replace you! Get well soon, Jef


  2. Hi guys,

    Glad to see things are moving along. You will be back on the Sea in no time.
    I’m with my family in Italy and no boats in sight, only old stuff. 😁
    Take care and don’t push your recovery.

    Love, Phyl


  3. I have been thinking about you and Denny, Arden. I do hope you get the doctor’s permission to continue your journey and heal up fast.


  4. It’s good to hear that you are on the mend and will be back on your journey soon. I’ve been enjoying your blog. Great writing and pictures. It makes me feel like I’ve been along for the ride! Best wishes and safe boating:)


  5. Glad to see you’re getting back on track. Hope you haven’t fallen too far off schedule. Was wondering if I might solicit some advice. Thinking about attending the Great Loop seminar end of June in Trenton, ON. Did you guys attend any and if so, did you find it worth it? Thanks for your feedback and I’ll be looking for your post.


  6. “I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
    To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
    And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
    And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.”
    -excerpt from “Sea Fever” by John Masefield


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