Our cruisiversary: four years today

Four years ago today, we sailed out of Eagle Harbor and into cruising. Our very dear friends sailed out in company with us, and waved us off onto our adventures. Against the backdrop of  a beautiful August day, the kind only Puget Sound can conjure, it was a heady beginning and bursting with promise.

It is stunning to me how the time has flown. I look back at the little children we had, small enough to still find knuckle dimples. Those have been replaced by gangly kids- a teenager, even- sure of themselves and their floating lives.

Views of Cape Flattery on our departure

We still have (and are asked) many of the same questions now as we were then. Is this always going to work? Are we going to circumnavigate? When are you going home?

No answers yet. Just immense gratitude to be able to live this life.

7 Responses to Our cruisiversary: four years today

  1. The Ceol Mors August 22, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Happy Cruisiversary!!!

  2. s/v Jarana August 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Congratulations! Which anniversary is it: paper (money), wood, fiberglass, aluminum, or carbon?

  3. Mid-Life Cruising! August 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Congratulations on 4 years of living your dream! We can’t wait to get out there and be able to say the same thing. =)

  4. Naomi August 23, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Wahoo!! Congrats on FOUR years! We’ve just passed the three year mark…and we’re having mixed feelings about being so close to home. Can’t wait…and yet, we’re dragging our heels. HAPPY TRAVELS! Naomi and John. SV RENOVA.

  5. Ana August 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Totem, enjoy every minute!

  6. Doug and Carla Scott August 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Looking back at the places, the adventures, and all of the wonderful people you have met along the way. Priceless – keep on cruising!

  7. kim August 29, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    VERY NICE!! We just hit our 3rd year this month!

© 2007-2018 Sailing Totem. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.