Saturday, March 14, 2015

         GOING ON AN ADVENTURE:  Sailing the Great Loop

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 Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a ride!"  Mark Twain

                                         Not all who wander are lost.  TRR Tolkien
   
                                                                                          
         In a previous blog I wrote about "some day" sailing the Great Loop.  I am now in the planning stage of making that "some day" the middle of July or the first of August of this year.  

Do not go where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Great Loop is the continuous waterway that encompasses the eastern portion of the United States including the Great Lakes, the inland rivers of America's heartland, the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the inter coastal waterways around Florida then to New York City, up the Hudson River to the Erie Canal and back to the Great Lakes.

              A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are built for.  John A Shedd

 America's Great Loop Cruisers Association (AGLCA) is an organization of people who share a sense of adventure and a curiosity about America's Great Loop.  I recently joined this organization as member number 16,225.  

                       Adventure without risk is just Disney Land.  Douglas Coupland 

Although I have not blogged for quite some time, there are still thousands of people from 86 countries still reading my blog.  I thought I would blog while doing the loop and would start at this time describing what the loop is and how I am preparing to sail it.

            Only those who go too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  T. S. Elliot

I plan to depart from Cleveland the middle of July, leave the boat in a marina the last of September and return home for our 26th year to spend October in Myrtle Beach, return to the boat, come home again for Christmas staying home until the end of February, return to the boat, have Julie come to meet me in Williamsburg, Virginia and get back to Cleveland in June 2016.

May God Bless you and yours!

May He continue to bless America

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

This is so exciting! I'm happy to hear you are pursuing your goal of making this happen. I can't wait to meet you all in Williamsburg and have a party. I'll bring the Pierce's Pitt Cooked Barbeque!