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Detour to the Past

Detour to the Past

After spending my birthday weekend back home at Plum Island, I drove back to Annapolis on Monday. Perhaps thanks to an overnight snowstorm (we had six inches or so on the island; 10 or so in town), traffic was light and I enjoyed one of the easier Newburyport-to-Annapolis drives I’ve ever had. Given the quick time I was making, I opted to cross Connecticut on I-84 and then head south to Westchester County before crossing the Hudson River at the…

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On Impermanence

On Impermanence

Christmas Day was a glorious day on Plum Island. A cloudless sky of powder blue, brisk northwest wind and chilly temperatures made it the consummate winter day in coastal northern New England. It was a perfect day for a walk on the beach. While walking on the beach, I passed by a sand dune my family used to own. I still remember listening in on the phone call when I was 5 or 6 years old — it might be…

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The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

I mentioned at the end of my recap of the sail to Annapolis that I had some pondering to do regarding next steps. That may come as a surprise to those who read my recent post laying out my plans for this fall and winter. Namely: heading to Annapolis, then down the Chesapeake and then, in November, heading offshore with the Salty Dawg Rally to Antigua. “Life is now,” I wrote, and I was emphatic in my declaration(s). Well, the…

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