“Man, y’all are terrible at this!” I distinctly recall saying while talking to Jeffrey in this podcast interview about how our sail skills have improved the more offshore voyages we’ve done. On the way to Cuba, our friends back home were right: we were terrible. But on our way to the Bahamas, Phillip and I were much better thanks to our new offshore jib and a newly-anointed Captain Annie! Ahoy followers! My first post-Bahamas interview here for you, sharing a few of our fun Bahamas stories and misadventures. Many thanks to Jeffrey Wetting with Shooting the Breeze Sailing Podcast at The Escape Pods for reaching out to me and putting this piece together. Enjoy!
Another interview? You’d think I would have run out of things to talk about. But, Jeffrey Wettig with Shooting the Breeze Podcast by EscapePods.com definitely hit me with some very interesting questions that made me think twice. One was whether I had always had a dream to cast off and cruise or whether it was a newly-discovered desire during my adult years. I found it hard to say, really. In my childhood days in the flats of New Mexico I would have imagined myself riding off on Star Bright’s rocking rainbow pony and starting a Dude Ranch. Doesn’t quite look like cruising, but maybe there’s a common vibe there in that I was drawn toward breaking away from the norm.
Jeffrey also got me talking about what I worried about in writing Keys to the Kingdom which was an interesting conversation. I often wonder whether perhaps I’m too young and inexperienced in life to try and inspire people to consider cruising but the drive to share this lifestyle with folks always takes over and I just put it out there anyway. There will always be people who don’t like what you do no matter what you do. It has touched me to hear from even just the handful of people who have reached out to me and told me what an impact Keys had on their lives and outlook. That, in my book (no pun intended), is the ultimate measure of success, so thank you all for the continued support and encouragement.
Overall, I had a great time chatting with Jeffrey and discussing some of the more unspoken elements of my writing and lifestyle change. I hope you enjoy it. Big thanks to Jeffrey, again, for reaching out to me and putting this together!
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