Mount Pleasant, SC (Tuesday, January 21, 2014)

We made it to a boatyard here on Friday. Shortly before our arrival, the stove failed. It turned out to be a good thing because the solenoid valve was going and was sending too much current to the starter switch which is a fire hazard (better to have things fail upon arriving at a boatyard rather than upon leaving it). Since it was the weekend, we went to Middleton Place Plantation on Saturday with the boys.


Today, we picked up a new coupling for the engine and are having the boat hauled out soon which means that, once again, we will be on land. I think I have a rental lined up and will know more tomorrow.

My mom gave me a book called Go For It for Christmas. It is full of quotations, which I love. The one below is timely and is resonating with me right now:

“As you journey through life, choose your destination wisely, but don’t hurry there. You will arrive soon enough. Wander the back roads, the forgotten paths, the unknown ways, as you keep your dreams in your heart as the light that guides you.

Seek out new voices, strange sights, and bold ideas. Such things are riches for the soul.

And if, upon your arrival, you find that your destination is not exactly what you dreamed it would be, don’t be disappointed. Think of all you would have missed if not for the journey there, and know that the true worth of your travels lies not just in where you’ve come to be, but in who you became along the way.” [Linda Staten]