September 27, 2016
Sails to Soil... a new farming blog in the works?
Perhaps jumping in the mud with both feet is the natural human response to spending more than 4,000 days sailing the seven seas.
It's not that we don't want to be sailors anymore, we just want more permanence in community and a more grounded sense of belonging.
The San Juan archipelago is deeply satisfying to our sailor souls on so many levels, the islands perfectly pair an unmatched depth of community with transcendent natural beauty and as I love to say 'people make the place'.
Over the past months we've been honing a business plan to launch a micro malt house to service local brewers and distillers with island grown organic malted barley. More on 'San Juan Malting' soon.
It would be a shame to let 'Lightspeed' languish at the dock when she yearns to cross oceans and explore new far away shores. If you've been thinking about a performance cruising catamaran, this might be a great opportunity. More on the boat at www.42atlantic.com
PS If you have a San Juan Island farm you'd like to trade +/- cash for our sailing catamaran, we would really like to hear from you.
Monday, August 29, 2016
In no particular order, here's a slice of our summer in the San Juans.
When we gave a farm I want these crazy chickens.