The Countdown Is ON! 15 weeks until we leave, and here's what the back of our boat will look like...

Here's what the back of our boat will look like! Boat names are so much fun.  On every sailing trip we've ever taken, we always ...

Here's what the back of our boat will look like!
Boat names are so much fun.  On every sailing trip we've ever taken, we always take the dinghy around all the marinas and harbors we sail into, just to check out the boats and read their names and where they're from. A lot of boat names are sailing related (kind of obvious and boring) like "Wind Traveler" or "Sea Breeze". My favorite are the cheesy puns: "Reel Knotty" or "Ship For Brains" or  "Bi-yahtchhhh" (that one was our second choice after Moxie- just kidding).    
Under the coast guard's regulations, your boat has to display the name of your home port (even if your home port is landlocked, as in our case).  Our boat's name and port will be painted on the transom, the "rear end" of the boat, and it will look like what you see above.  My brilliant sister, Sarah Nyman designed it for us, and we couldn't be more excited that a piece of her artistry will be traveling with us wherever we go.
Right now, as we speak, our boat is being sailed from the BVIs to Florida,  We have only 15 weeks until we leave Telluride and begin our journey.  It still doesn't seem real.  Every single day, we are working towards leaving (boxing up belongings, planning for homeschooling) while at the same time living our normal lives (running for the bus and directing plays).  It's a weird feeling-- like we've got one foot in Colorado and the other on the sailboat, balancing between them, only somewhat gracefully.
Stay tuned for an update from Captain Trav as he prepares for his first big sail on our boat (Nassau to FL) in 2 weeks.  It's a big long sail in open ocean-- out of the frying pan and into the fire, baby!  
 

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