'Til the butter melts

Pursuing the cruising dream in 32' of sailing ketch

“…it’s five-year mission…”


There are days that feel like those opening words from the original “Star Trek” series, full of drama and promise of high adventure. And there are also days – way too many days recently – that feel more like “The Munsters”. Or maybe “The Simpsons”.

At least I think that’s what they feel like. In truth I have almost no knowledge of the last two – I’d given up TV entirely by the time I became aware they existed – but I watched a LOT of Star Trek, back in the day.

But to put it all into current context, Nicki and I are getting ready to return to the boat! Airline tickets have been purchased, phone calls have been made, and thoughts of packing, house rentals/sitters have been considered, etc. We’ve been telling people for the last month that we planned to head south “mid-January”, so to make that official, I booked us two seats on Southwest Airlines (one of the last airlines that lets you travel with a checked bag without charging you a fortune-plus-your-first-born for the privilege).

And we found this darling little table in a local antique shop, exactly the right size for our very small house.

Things are shaping up!

Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, and rehabilitating an old house. we’re headed back on the boat, bringing Sionna back home to northern waters. Follow our blog here!

4 thoughts on ““…it’s five-year mission…”

  1. Pretty exciting! Booking a date always makes things feel more official 😉

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  2. So glad for you two that you’re finally getting back to Sionna. What are your plans when you get there?
    Watch for Kialoha previously Needfull Things, she now lives close by where Sionna sits.

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    • Great to hear from you, Laurie! Our plan is to spend some time getting Sionna back in the water, and then begin the trek back to Maine, likely taking 4 months or so. Certainly we don’t want to arrive in Maine before the end of May – it’s cold up here! We’ll surely keep an eye out for “Kialoha” – where is she based now?


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