It’s hard to see a chapter of life close. Actually close is the wrong word, I will now forever be a sailor, a man who is with the sea. Our time aboard the Velella was meaningful, deep and full of reflection, the type of time that doesn’t happen often in today’s world, the type of time we often search for in any number of outdoor pursuits. The thing I found so refreshing at sea was that we came to a time when I didn’t feel the need to seek that feeling of “now-ness”; rather it was just how we were. I’m trying to keep that with me.