Photos courtesy of Katie Rae Bears
There’s an old but true saying, “The two happiest days for a boat owner are the day he buys his boat and the day he unloads it.” I’ve never owned a boat — finances and drowning phobia have prevented that purchase — but I do love going out on the ocean with a capable sailor. I’ve always lived by the sea — not in a beachfront cottage or an oceanfront duplex — but within a short car ride or subway ride. For some reason, being situated by an expansive body of water grounds me. Ironic, isn’t it?