Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wow. 100,000 hits.

100,000 hits on a Seinfeld-esk blog about nothing.   Our first blog post was on January 13th, 2011.   We were at Seaview House Marina in Stamford, Connecticut fixing up this old tub, hoping that it would be seaworthy enough to take cruising.  Now, twenty months later, after many boat projects, victory beers, break downs, fix ups, misadventures and adventures, here we are in Brunswick Georgia. 

So what have we learned?  Well, one thing we learned is that our method of cruising works for us.   We have no schedule and no plan.  We leave a place when we feel it's time and stay while we're enjoying where we are.  We wintered in Connecticut and summered in Georgia and we survived.

I've learned that people don't necessarily want to only read about traveling, like I thought, or only about fixing up an old boat, like I thought, or what we saw along the way, or what we ate for lunch.  People seem to enjoy reading what it's like to live an alternative lifestyle.  In our case, that's living on an old boat.  Soon, on another blog, it will be about carving a small homestead out of the forest in the Adirondacks.

I've learned that people do enjoy reading about certain things, like boat projects.   Not only what works, but what failed miserably.  Perhaps there's some kinship there, as in "Hey honey, look!  Gibson fixed up an old boat and made it all the way to Georgia and he's an idiot too!  That means we can do it!".

We've made many new friends in 20 months, some in person, and some through this blog.  We've hooked up with many friends all along the way, mostly people that I met through internet message boards.  Yep, that's right.  And no weirdos.   Hmmmm.... maybe that means we're the weirdos?  

So anyway, I'd like to thank you all who read this blog, especially those of you who "follow" it, read it regularly, and take the time to post a comment here and there.   I hope you find it sometimes funny (at least to the point that it makes you smile), sometimes informative (HA!  I'm not going to do it THAT way!), sometimes inspirational (if he can do it, I can certainly do it), but always entertaining.

So what's up in the future?   I don't know.   That would require forethought and a plan.


  1. You have a wonderful way of entertaining while sometimes even educating at the same time. It's a gift. I look forward to your next endeavor. Congrats on all the hits! That's pretty impressive.

  2. "I've learned that people do enjoy reading about certain things, like boat projects. Not only what works, but what failed miserably." That's how news organizations sell papers. Print the most miserable story imaginable and papers will sell like hot cakes. Not making fun of you in the least of course, that's just the way the world works. Congrats on the 100K, looking forward to the next 100k.