Thursday, May 9, 2013

Four Years and Counting

It’s hard to believe, but we started cruising four years ago and two days ago, May 7, 2009. We left Gulfport, Florida, where we had been staying on a friend’s dock to finish up our work and provisioning, at 10:50 am, and spent our first night anchored at Egmont Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay.  Since then, we’ve cruised between Maine and Trinidad, had some terrific passages, endured some awful weather, met wonderful people, eaten delicious new foods, and hiked and snorkeled whenever we got the chance. Though we’ve had lots of fun, we’ve also been busy.  Chris has had three books published; Anne has sold five magazine articles; we both revised and published the Cornerstones Trilogy, which we originally co-wrote about twenty years ago; and we released all our titles in ebook format. Through it all, Mr Mac has performed like a champ.  We’re pretty proud with what we’ve accomplished, and somewhat surprised that the money’s not gone (along with the rum), but we’re not done yet!

P.S. Congratulations to our friends Steve and Lynn, who left to cruise on their boat Celebration just a week after we did, and so will be celebrating their own cruising anniversary next week.


  1. Happy Anniversary! I can't even imagine you as landlubbers now. Hope your are still enjoying every minute. And thanks for taking us along for the ride!!

  2. Congratulations!
    Jim P

  3. Congratulations on 4 years of sailing and for all you have accomplished! I so admire people who follow their dreams.