Friday, August 26, 2011

Coming Full Circle

Here's a nice story for you...

Way back when, in the very beginning of this "journey" when Scott and I were looking at boats - we came across a Pearson Countess.  Being eager beavers at that stage and thinking we had found "the one" (even before we looked at her, whoops!) - we scoured the Internet, high and low, for every piece of information we could find about that boat.

During my research, I came upon a funny, well-written blog of a young couple in New York, who, not unlike Scott and myself, were preparing an open-ended journey aboard their Pearson Countess.  A secret love affair began.  Secret, because I was simply a passive reader of their missives;  love affair because they made me laugh.   As time passed on, we ended up walking away from the Countess (too much of a "project" boat) and were eventually led to the Rasmus (for more on our search and what we were looking for, click here).  Because we were about a year and half behind them, I kept quietly checking in on them from time to time as they sailed off into the sunset, from NYC to the Caribbean.

That was until present day (2+ years later) when I did my monthly check-in with their blog and saw they were moving again.  And they weren't just going anywhere - they were en-route to Grenada.  Serendipity!

It was time for me to come out of the woodwork.  After loosely following along with their journey for so long I knew a few things; a) these people were cool b) we shared a sense of humor and c) we had a lot of lifestyle similarities.  I knew we'd get along.

I wrote them that I had been stalking them for some time, that we were also a young couple, currently in Grenada, that we should meet...blah, blah, blah and they excitedly wrote back with a demand to get together once they got here.  Thus began the beginning of a friendship, one who's seeds were planted over two years ago via the interweb during a random Google search for the words "Pearson Countess".  Pretty neat.

Meeting them has been like a breath of fresh air - finding young cruisers was easy in the near-coastal Bahamas, but has proven more and more difficult as we travel further and further South.  While one of the things we love about this lifestyle is the fact that age is a non-issue and we get to enjoy the company and perspectives of people young and old, it is really nice to find some young cruising friends who share a very similar set of circumstances and world view with us.  Turns out misery is not the only emotional state that enjoys company. Who knew?

You must check out their blog - you will love it.  Self-proclaimed "hippies who shower", they have a ton of great, organic resources on their blog from how to make your own dog food to making your own castille soap.  Plus, they will make you laugh, and who the heck doesn't love to laugh?

"Serendipity is the faculty of finding things we did not know we were looking for."  - Glauco Ortolano

Brittany & Scott


Mid-Life Cruising! said...

How cool that you'll finally be able to meet them in paradise! Now, we're the stalkers following your adventures while we prepare!

nick.sirius said...

I've been quietly following both blogs. After the second paragraph i had a sneaking suspicion i knew where this was going. Awesome!!

Paula said...

I've always been amazed at how the virtual world can connect people who maybe othwerwise would never meet in the "real" world.

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