A First Look at the Boat

I flew down to Maryland to see the boat. It was wonderful for just the two of us to spend time with Matt’s sister and her husband. I had some trepidation about going to see the boat (I’m the kind of person that needs a lot of personal space and quiet. Thinking about the four of us locked up in such tight quarters was starting to freak me out …). The boat was out of the water and up on stilts in the marina (‘on the hard’ in sailor lingo). I slipped off my shoes and climbed up the ladder and onto the boat. As soon as I was on deck, I had this incredible feeling of freedom and expansiveness. When I went down into the cabin, I looked around at the space and thought “Yup, this is doable.”