Saturday, April 13, 2013

Approaching 200,000 Hits

When I started this blog, I didn't know if anyone would actually read it.  It's not a cruising blog.  It's not a living aboard lifestyle blog.  I really don't know what it is.  I guess it's sort of a hybrid.   It is a blog about the two of us, and our critters, and how we came to buy an old abandoned boat and cast off our dock lines, and gradually cruise from Stamford, Connecticut to Albany New York to, for now Brunswick Georgia.

200,000 page views.  That's mind boggling to me.  We'll probably hit that number just as it comes to an end, as we haul Drift Away and head back to New York to begin our new adventure.  Our new dream.

There's certainly nothing wrong with that.  Changing course, I mean.  It's what keeps life interesting.  I have no problem with people who have only one dream in life and pursue it.  If they actually achieve it, so much the better.  But what's wrong with having more than one dream?


I think that each of us should live life on our own terms and I feel badly for those who cannot.  And those terms will certainly be different for each of us.  Some take great joy in being home bodies and going to family outings, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that, at all.  Others like to climb impossible rock cliffs, and while I can personally find all sorts of things wrong with that, if that's what you want to do, so be it.  Go for it.

Some people have a dream, live it, and then discover that it's not what they thought it would be.  There's nothing wrong with that either.  We have friends here at the marina that bought a catamaran and went on their first cruise.  They left the marina and spent four months in the Bahamas, returning a couple of days ago.  They didn't like it and put their boat up for sale.  They intend to buy an RV and cruise in that.

My grandparents had a farm in upstate New York.   I loved visiting there and seeing all the animals.  I didn't even mind the smell.  I've always enjoyed the  outdoors as well.  Pamela grew up on a mini-farm and had horses and chickens, and would like nothing better than getting back to her roots.

So, unless the boat suddenly sells (which it may.  I have a buyer coming at the end of April who says he wants it for sure), it goes on the hard in Green Cove Springs at the beginning of May and we head to New York.

I have a blog set up for our mountain farmstead called Bleecker Mountain Life.  Once we get rolling, it should be a hoot.  I'm going to stop updating this blog and will update that one, although probably not every day.  It would just be too boring.  Every entry for the first month would be "Picked up more sticks today.  The pile is getting big."

If Drift Away is not sold, the plan is to return after the Christmas holidays and head south, either to the Florida Keys or to Florida's west coast.  At that point, I'll stop the Bleecker blog and start up this one again.

That's our plan, anyway.  You know how our "plans" go.


  1. This Blog will be missed by all I'm sure... As you say though--- Once you get go'n up on Bleecker Mountain it's gonna be a hoot!!

  2. Wishing you all the best with the plans! I have enjoyed the Drift Away chronicles. Changing directions is part of moving through life - enjoy the process!

    Best wishes,