"We’d been admiring boats, exploring the notion of Inside Passage adventures. It would satisfy any number of dreams we’d treasured all our lives. One sunny Saturday found us in a small harbor town scoping out sells at the local marina. That’s when we found her with a “For Sale” sign and a low low price. “Bruce’s Folly” - an ugly name for an odd but pretty little boat. It was quite different from any boat style we’d ever seen. Strange, too, that we felt so moved to call the owners and arrange a meeting. What was up that the price was so low? Shortly after we found ourselves listening to the rantings of a most unhappy couple, chronicling all the reasons the boat didn’t work for them. Behind them the little thing began to float into the air! Our eyes must have popped and our mouths dropped open, but the couple never noticed. We felt an overwhelming desire to have this treasure, to protect it. You can guess the rest – we bought her as the people smirked thinking they’d pulled one over on us. We changed her name, took classes in water and air navigation, found ourselves falling madly in love with our new family member. You won’t be surprised to hear that we discovered delightful cubbyholes that we hadn’t noticed on our first inspection. Spaces seemed to shift in size with our needs. Magic as well as a sense of safety flowed over us each time we set foot on her deck. We literally stepped into a life we could never have imagined."
5" X 6" Watercolor, Ink & Acrylic Original, framed
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