Twenty one years ago, we closed our businesses and set sail on our schooner, BlueTopaz. Long before we conceived of this chapter in our lives, we decided that we wanted to see the world - the world we dreamed about as children - a world before microwave ovens, satellite dishes and a McDonald’s on every corner. We wanted to be more than just tourists. Our objective was, in a some small way, to experience life in other cultures.
BlueTopaz is a custom built, traditional gaff rigged schooner designed by Tom Colvin . When she sails by you'll get a glimpse of an earlier era when sailing ships ruled the seas. Come along and take a tour.....+more
Initially, we mailed our journals, then we emailed them, now we publish them on our very own website.
I tell you, technology is a blessing and a curse. Thoughts, welcomed or not, can be heard around the world in an instant. Wonderful!
However, the flip side is that in a Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram world the expectation is that everyone knows what you're doing - when you're doing it.
For better or for worse, this endeavor is a slow "work in progress".
Thank you for taking the time to share our experiences. Please check back, we promise, we will continue to add to our story.
If curiosity has led you this far, perhaps you'd like to know a bit more about us. +more Interested in contacting us? +more
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