07 December 2008

Baltimore Bound!




Long sails on the open ocean lend themselves to introspection. Our days as carefree sailors are coming to an end and we're at a turning point. After a lot of thinking and discussions, we've both decided to go back to school. Kristen is finally ready to make the commitment to law school and a legal career beyond data entry and editing documents. Hans, after a lot of contemplation and nights spent trying to find the meaning of life, has decided to apply to medical school. Surprisingly, the best place we found to pursue our plans turns out to be Baltimore. When we left Maryland over two years ago, we didn't think we'd be coming back. Now it looks like we'll be doing a full circle and we are looking forward to Orioles games, the rueben sandwiches at the Federal Hill market, crab cakes, and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay again.

What does this mean in the short term? When we return to Whisper in the middle of January, we'll spend another month in the Virgin Islands and then start working our way north, through the Bahamas and to the Chesapeake. We hope to be in Baltimore around the beginning of May.

3 comments:

Lee Winters Cruising Blogspot said...

Hey Guys,

Interesting post today. I've been following along for a while now and it's a little surprising to see your sailing journey coming to an end. It's been a pleasure and safe passage back home.

I wondered if you might redirect the Romance link you so generously posted for me? Just looking for a weather window to start my own open ended cruise. New site is www.sailingforsos.com.

Lee

Conchscooter said...

My wife and I reinserted ourselves ashore with great pleasure, with the advantage of age and a booming economy. By the time your schooling is done things might be on the mend and if they aren't...back to sea.A boat and the Bahamas remains our Plan B because cruising really does make life ashore easier. I hope for many more good pictures on the downwind sail home.

dave rich said...

its been a pleasure following your blog. Im still in the build the cruising kitty phase of my journey but Im getting closer!

speaking of which... sure you dont want to sell her? I've been looking for a vega!