Time flies and you never know where it’ll fly to
Four years ago today, after a 2 hour train trip to Toronto, Rebecca and I took possession of the 32′ PDQ catamaran that would be our home until just last week. At the time we first stepped on board the boat, we had next to no sailing experience, and in fact, absolutely zero catamaran experience. We were eager to learn though, and committed to making our dream of traveling the Caribbean a reality. The boat’s previous owners, David and Jackie, helped us with the delivery and in fact, gave us an incredible introduction to the boat (check that link for details and pics). Most readers already know how our sailing story has unfolded. Here we are now in Colorado, visiting with our friend Michael, the soon-to-be owner of the catamaran that before long, we’ll be living on and captaining professionally.
Our PDQ at Toronto Island where we took possession.
Our trip from Grenada yesterday was as smooth as any bit of air travel can be. Making the most of our friendly smiles 🙂 , we managed to secure exit row seating on both of our flights, and we had no crazy 3+ hour immigration lines to contend with like the last time that we flew. For the record, it really does pay to travel with carry-on luggage only. While we were able to manage that on our westbound trip, I know we’ll have considerably more baggage when we make our way back to Tortola in a few week’s time to pick up the new boat.
The view from the deck of Michael’s amazing home. We’re never far from the water!