Pulpit Harbor – Slowing Down

We are re-learning about cruising, slowing down, changing priorities.

Although “retired”, we’ve been flat out catching up with projects deferred for too long. This includes finishing up the operations manual for Cochise and a lot of fine-tuning on the Maretron N2K data system we use. We are also enjoying sitting at anchor, making new friends, and catching up with old. This sedentary form of cruising is agreeing with us both.

We are in Maine…

…and it has been foggy. That goes with the territory.

Eventually there comes a morning where the mist begins to lift with sun.

Where the light airs promise a fair wind to come.

You begin to smell the sea breeze.

When the sun does break through, the beauty surrounding us is revealed.

And the answers come easily…

Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 31, 2018)

4 Responses to “Pulpit Harbor – Slowing Down”

  1. Brad Moriarty Says:

    Caught sight of what must be Cochise in Rockland Harbor when returning from Vinalhaven, wonderful to see her in the aluminum. I hope you are enjoying your (busy) retirement and the unseasonably warm Maine summer.

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Thanks Brad:
    Never thought we would run the air conditioning in Maine!

  3. Dale Mitchell Says:

    Steve, I’ve spent my life in aviation, ten years in the Air Force flying worldwide air refueling missions, and flying light aircraft from 1977 – 1988. From 1988 to present I have been a pilot, instructor, check airman in the airline industry. Thank you for your website and free books. I love lifelong learning, and have so much enjoyed reading about your boat design evolutions. I have pilot coworkers that rent boats and tour Caribbean islands. After learning about sailing and power boating from you, my wife and I may need to join my coworkers on their journeys. Cheers, Dale

  4. Steve Dashew Says:

    Thanks Dale:
    Over the years we have had many pilots as owners, lots of whom where ATP. I have a couple of thousand hours in gliders, a most addictive form of aviation, particularly sailors! Our recent changes to the Matrix deck on Cochise were influenced by aircraft cockpit proximity. The question we ask is why it took us so long…