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Life on the Edge

Good morning everyone. Tropical storm Hanna is on its way though the actual fanfare looks to be way less than earlier news stories would have indicated. The phone has been ringing in the office with folks worried about trips 2 weeks from now. Welcome to life on the edge where uncertainty reigns supreme and you just never know what will come tomorrow let alone next week. As Dad liked to remind us, yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift and that is why we call it the present. As for our sailing schedule, well, we haven’t missed a trip… yet.

We have had some of the best sailing this week. I think we have sailed on and off the hook everyday in some really tight situations. The crew has done a fabulous job. Yesterday we had some very thick fog which obscured the lighthouses but which made for some exciting navigation up through the channel from Whitehead Island Light to Owls Head Light. Sara kept the paper plot and Curtis steered the compass courses while Rob kept the foghorn sounding and a very sharp lookout for the few buoys that warned us of the rocks just outside the channel. Careful attention to detail and flexibility to the changing conditions was the hallmark of our success.

So for those of you wondering about tomorrow… welcome to life on the edge. Like the rock pictured here.. hang on tight. It has been hanging on for about 10,000 years!

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

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