Where is YOLO?

...Off to the Sea for Adventure

...Off to the Sea for Adventure

Thursday, May 26, 2011

YOLO: A trip of a lifetime!

After we said our goodbyes to the Hufford's aboard Eclipse, preparations were underway to ready the vessel (and ourselves) for separation of YOLO and crew. We were now about to be landlubbers once again as we planned on leaving YOLO under the care of the crew of Eventide. We cleaned her up, stripped the sails and nonessential lines, dove the anchor to ensure a good hold, and briefed Eventide on all of YOLO's idiosyncrasies, for Sally would be making her home aboard YOLO for the summer. On March 30th, Plehal and I flew back to reality while Andy followed a day later. YOLO, 1st edition, has come to an END!

A bit bittersweet. Andy and I had the time of our lives over the last six months. We've seen some beautiful places along the way and done some amazing things. We've met a lot of interesting and amazing people along our journey that we'll remember for the rest of our lives. The Huffords, Sally and the Goulet Brothers, Pete and Ellie, the yellow trimaran crew, Ultra, Seabatticus, The crazy Luperon bunch, the Womacks, Gary & Celeste, Sebastian and his folks, Grandma and Grandpa in key west, John & Erin and Jimmy & Kim from the rivers, the wild St Louis crew, Dick and Dick from Mackinac, all just to name a few. You guys made the trip that much better!

Like anything good, it all must come to an end sometime. Although we were living the life, it was still nice to be able to come home and see everyone we hadn't seen in half a year or more. Neither Andy nor myself could have imagined our blog would be frequented by so many readers. We are certainly flattered by the following and we hope we've inspired others to take a little more of a YOLO approach in life.

The rumors are true. YOLO is currently on the market for sale down in the US Virgin Islands so if anyone wants the opportunity to pick up where we left off, here's your perfect opportunity. She's listed at http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/22744 so check it out!

Both Andy and I will be starting new chapters in our lives. We have a lot to look forward to in the near future and cant wait to get started writing it. Many followers have been asking for before and after shots of the stripping of the YOLO beards. HERE YOU GO:

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