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Re: Lessons in downsizing from 50' to 28'

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We think about Plan A, but we live in Plan B.

Hence "What I have learned on a little boat from Friday in Mt. Dessert Island to Monday in Tennant's Harbor Maine."

On a little sailboat, you don't go to a place. You go sailing. The place you actually reach results from a combination of wind, sea state and weather that varies throughout the sailing day. I am learning/will learn patience. I am not going to MV; each day I am going for a sail. Destination Martha's Vineyard is somewhere in the future.
It sounds like you are enjoying it. We sail the coast where you were cruising in our "little" I-28. There are so many options along the Maine coast it doesn't require a destination to leave the mooring. When "delivering" moving a beautiful large boat to someplace out of state much time is spent talking with the owners about the gunkholes we are passing. It is great to be able to spend a week getting to Portland instead of slogging it out in a long day's work. Having and taking the time is the key.

You have a beautiful "little" boat to go sailing on. Thanks for sharing.

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Down - thanks for the comments. Spent a bit of last weekend roaming around MDI and drove through Seal Harbor a couple of times as we explored the land rather than succumbed to the freezing weather. I am trying to adjust to the different tempo of exploring the gunkholes rather than passing the gunkholes. I have gotten to the stage of avoiding thinking of the night's port until 1500 hours - but with the more protected harbors 4-10 miles up the rivers or bays of the multitude of lovely peninsulas along the coast, I now have to learn to welcome diversions from the rhumb line to ultimate destination. This is very, very new to a former delivery skipper and goal oriented curmudgeon. But - I am trying. Thanks for the compliments.


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