We ended our last Ariose Note at the point of gently grounding on the first day out on our grand adventure. It was too shallow to get into the dock at Main Duck Island, en route across Lake Ontario to the New York Canals that were to take us south. We needed another option. Continue reading Launching & Grounding part 2
We’ll start this Ariose Note with this image from a peaceful early evening at anchor off Main Duck Island, in the middle of eastern Lake Ontario. Our serene mood on our first night out on this long-planned for adventure was mirrored by the calm waters. We felt grateful for all the support that we had, and for our life circumstances that allowed us this opportunity. We were buoyed by quiet confidence that had grown with each accomplishment over these last months and in the more recent days. Had we known what we would be facing a mere 12 hours later, that mood would have been shattered. Continue reading Launching & Grounding part 1
So, have we launched or not? The last week has been a frantic whirlwind as we’ve pushed through many troughs and swells of challenges and mini-triumphs, and yes, the occasional breaking wave of hopelessness and exhaustion the likes of which
Vegetarian consumed by carnivorous food locker!
How’s that for a tabloid-worthy attention-catching opener?
A couple of days ago, in our previous post, I dispelled any notion that we had launched Ariose, and were off enjoying the cruising life. Our summer has been consumed – literally – by
preparations, and Continue reading The Triangle: sides 2 & 3
We’re being asked: have we left terra firma yet? Let me just say that the triangle looms, daunting enough to cast jagged shards of anxiety deep into our chests, disturbing our sleep many nights. That may sound like we are well underway, about to leave the security of the Florida coast to cross the Gulf Stream and Continue reading The Triangle: side 1