A Change in Plans

A Slight Change In Plans! The golden rule for sailors: “Plans might as well be written in sand at low tide.” We’re huge planners and while it is important for sailors to make plans, it’s just as important to have the flexibility and imagination to toss those plans out the portal.

A year ago we dramatically downsized from our oversized seaside home and moved onto our sailboat to begin a unique lifestyle. We’ve had an amazing year living on our boat; however, we haven’t been able to permanently cut our dock lines as quickly as we had planned. Sometime between having our boat on the hard (aka in a cradle on land) for close to two months and then breaking my leg we decided to make a slight change in our plans and buy “landlubber” retreat. A place where we can escape from things like the bloody summer heat or the challenges of living with a broken leg on a boat. Or a place where we can just regroup and “put a little wind back in our sails”. Today, exactly one year after moving onto our sailboat, we have become the proud owners of a beautiful Smokey Mountain cabin. Now we have the best of both worlds, S/V Sweet Escape and Sweet Escape Mountain Retreat. Simplicity, Tiny Footprints and Amazing Views!!!

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2 thoughts on “A Change in Plans

  • January 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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    Congratulations guys! No doubt you will find tranquility and happiness in both places.

    Sharon & Tony

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  • January 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm
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    So glad that all went thru as planned and now you sure have the best of both worlds and choices of where you want to be at any given time. Congratulations Henry and Pat! Even having a cousin in the nearby “neighborhood” can prove to be nice. Hugs to you all XOXOXOX

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