"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Allie Folcik, 16 October

>> Sunday, October 16, 2011

It is now October 16 and the Harvey Gamage is now bound for one last provisioning stop in Fernandina Beach, FL before heading out to the open sea. After participating in a sunrise meditation on the beach of Cumberland Island, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s not often that you are able to see the full color spectrum in the sky –yellows, blues, purples, oranges, and even greens. With the moon still dutifully keeping watch behind us as the sun rose, the sight was one I will not soon forget.

On another note, with more practice hopefully Elijah and I will be able to finally memorize the lyrics to the song we wrote and attempted to perform in the ships talent show. Acts in the show included poems, ukulele performances, jokes (about Dave Pilla who happened to be visiting) and impressions. With our handy battery powered lights outlining the stage, it brought to an end a phenomenal day.

Our last day on the island held in store a twelve-mile hike through the Spanish moss laden live oaks, and then across a sun soaked beach. Along the way I was able to find whole sand dollars as well as more conch shells than I could physically hold! Everyone arrived at the boat slightly sunburned, salty, tired, but feeling quiet accomplished. A small note of sadness is in the air though as we had to bid farewell to Mr. Arrow our first mate since Gloucester. However, with the addition of Mr. Bailey in his spot, our adventure continues and seems just as promising as ever.



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