Although he grew up in the landlocked town of Hicksville, New York, Billy Joel says he always felt close to the sea.
I got lucky. My first experience on a charter was aboard a classic Trumpy.
On a damp gray morning in
September, I left a dry room in a B&B on Bellevue Avenue to walk down to Bannister’s Wharf, smack in the middle of the harbor front, ground zero for the town’s seafaring past.
It's time for a change of watch at Soundings, but it's definitely not goodbye. The ship sails on, with able crew.
I remember the first time I walked though the door at the Soundings
offices in Essex, Connecticut.
On a damp, gray day in May, I trudged along a country road lined by towering hornbeams, across a short field and past the chicken coop.
If I’m really honest with myself, my love of boating is deeply entwined — no, totally inseparable — from my love of the sea.
Once upon a time, I was not obsessed with boats.