Here are some pictures of our trip up the intracoastal waterway a few weeks ago. They were mainly taken in South and North Carolina and Virginia. Much of the intracoastal trip this time we didn’t see many if any other boats or people for a day or two at a time. Once we reached Norfolk, VA we were back in to a very industrial part of the waterway with many work boats, traveling boats and a big Navy presense.
This past week I flew from Baltimore to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to pick up our car that was in storage there. I drove the car up the 95 in two days. Its about an 1100 mile trip. Its amazing the difference between traveling on a boat and a car. No wonder cars were invented! I would pass sign after sign on the road trip to places that took us days to get to by boat. When traveling on the boat it always feels to me like we’re going a huge distance on a big adventure. By car, the places I was passing were just exits off the highway. Its really funny how it took us weeks on the boat to cover the distance that I covered in two days by car. And we don’t have a very fast car….we’re talking about a 1988 jeep cherokee! A few weeks ago when I told a friend how fast we motor in the sailboat (averaging about 6 knots…..think of that as nearly 6 mph) she laughed and thought I was joking about the speed. Obviously we usually do sail as much as possible, but after the storm we had to motor much of the distance up the coast. Being on a boat, to sound cliche once again, is very much about the journey and not the desitnation. That can sometimes be a hard thing for this westerner to deal with!
In the coming blogs I am going to profile certain people that we have met along the way so far. Places we’ve seen have been great, but there are certain individuals, couples and familes that we have met that make up the bulk of what stands out in my memory of the last year and a half up and down the east coast on a sailboat. People’s stories of how they came to live on a boat and why they do it are varried and really interesting. They are people of all backgrounds, economic states and personalities. More to come on the poeple and a glimpse in to their stories in my coming writing.
On a practical teaching note – I’ll be teaching classes, workshops and yoga privates at Exhale, Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA August 4th – 14th. www.exhalespa.com I hope to see some of you there. And please, spread the word to anyone you may know that would be interested in attending classes. If you are reading this and not on my e-mail list for yoga teaching, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify that you would like me to add you to my mailing list and what area of the world you live in. Thanks for reading and have a great week.
After the storm in Florida, this was our make shift sun coverage while traveling up the intracoastal. It lasted a day…..
Some sunsets from North and South Carolina along with pics of the waterway along the coast
Tobin sewing and repairing our main sail – industrial views of the intracoastal