|Our Hirsch Gulfstar 45 sailboat, s/v Gallivant is officially sold. We are going land-based, for now.|
Two days ago our boat sale became official—title in the new owner’s name, full payment for it deposited into our account. It felt like . . . just another day.
|S/V Gallivant leaving Fort Pierce City Marina,|
with Chip Cramer, our broker as captain.
|Our broker, Chip, this image pilfered from his employer’s website, S&J Yachts.|
|Rolf waves from the bow as Gallivant heads out of the Fort Pierce marina.|
Our Sunnier neighbor Rolf was ecstatic to go along for the ride from Fort Pierce to Stuart.
|Fort Pierce City Marina, S/V Gallivant’s former slip since ~Memorial weekend.|
It’s often said of boats, the two best days are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. Gallivant treated us well and is a beautiful boat purchased from dear friends who loved her and spared no expense on upgrades. However, we never got over our big boat anxiety and decided to quit while the boat market was hot and regroup.
|My only boat now: a green sit-on-top kayak. Here I’m on a kayak trip my buddy and tour guide extraordinaire Tom of Go Kayaking Tours put together on Florida’s Crystal River. Chris and Courtney also along for the ride.|
We haven’t had a physical address for more than seven months since mid-2012. Sure, we’ve found ways to get our mail handled, by friends and rellies, deliveries direct to when and where we are, or general delivery. But outside of a few months here and there, the only home base we’ve shared since 2012 . . . is each other.
|Me and Wayne on Flamingo Cay, the Bahamas, April 2021.|
Meanwhile, we’re still house- (and kitty) sitting at our friend Julene’s place in Sunnier Palms (yeah, I know that sounds like a made-up name but it really is a place) Fort Pierce, Florida.
|Shiva, the ragdoll kitty we’re watching for Julene. Isn’t she freaking adorable when she’s asleep?|
Shiva keeps up too busy laughing to get too anxious while we sort out our future.