My long time blog readers know me well. I just got an email from Chuck. He said, "I hope somehow you can borrow a small boat and get out to camp on that island where" Well, guess what I did yesterday.
Meet the newest member of our family. A 17 foot Gruman aluminum canoe squareback, complete with an outboard motor and a trailer. With this rig, we can not only make it to Valcour Island (visits are mandatory for our souls) but we can also access 20,000 miles of rivers and 100,000 lakes in North America where Tarwathie can't go. I'm pumped by this devopment. It opens a whole new chapter to our adventure possibilities.
Now, a rig like that needs a name. One of our cruising friends has a cruising boat Orion, plus a small sailboat/trailer that they call Orion Junior. I'm thinking of the same theme, but Tarwathie Junior is just too big of a mouthfull.
Hmmm littleTarwathie. The obvious name would be Tar Baby, but I don't have the nerve to do something that politically incorrect.
What should we name her?