The one down side of spending half the year in Maine is that we have not yet figured out a way to bring our sailboat along with us. So, I decided to become creative and see if I could land a part time job as crew on the local schooner… and it worked! (somewhat to my surprise) I happen to have spent at least 3 more decades on this earth compared with the rest of the crew – but so far, despite me looking dumbfounded on more than one occasion, my crew mates have been gracious and forgiving!
One of the challenges is that I am only spending one day a week aboard the Margaret Todd – and even though we generally make three trips a day, I could stand a little more repetition 🙂 … there is a lot to learn.. but it is a real pleasure to be on the water again.
Here we are, boarding for a sunset cruise .. until last evening, I needed at least 3 layers to be comfortable.. this particular night, I had 4 layers on, and I felt bad for the guy who was only wearing a t shirt!
Ran into a little fog on this particular cruise.. another chilly one, but it was beautiful despite the lack of a sunset …. so now, in addition to living and working at the most beautiful campground ( mt desert campground) ever, I also get to sail on the only working 4 masted schooner in New England.. life is pretty good 🙂 jt