Saturday, 3 March 2007

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  
Mark Twain

Thursday, 1 March 2007

our new (to us) boat!

We just bought a boat!
It's a 1958 Lapworth 36 sloop.
It's our first boat. Ever.

She's old and she has a wood hull. She's got character, (in good and bad ways,) and her name is "Nyon". So far, our research into the origin of her name has brought up the following: Nyon is a Roman town on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It was the most important Roman colony in Switzerland back in the day. The "Nyon Agreement" was signed in Nyon on September 14,1937. It referred to acts of piracy in the Mediterranean.

This is our log.

It begins with us getting to know Nyon and fixing her up. Nyon will be our home. With her, we'll get to know the inside passage, and eventually we'll leave the Canadian shores and sail off into the sunset... read along!


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