My life has always been around the water. My grandfather owned over thirty boats in his lifetime in the maritime industry. My dad started his own boat business with a fleet of five boats, which I eventually took over. My sailing experience started with dingies at summer camp, while having various adventures growing up; charter trips and sailing with my uncle on his Hinkley 32.
Now, I am a USCG 100 Ton Master with a Sailing Endorsement. I have sailed over 30,000 nm on our catamaran, Starry Horizons.
See Amy’s Author Page at Cruising World Magazine: https://www.cruisingworld.com/authors/amy-alton
Amy’s Guest Posts on other blogs:
- Paulina on the Road: 7 Reasons to Travel by Sailboat Instead of a Plane
- Becky the Traveller: Hiking Mount Tomanivi
- Migrating Miss: Things to Do in Halifax
- Fill My Passport: Ironworks Distillery
David did not have the boating background growing up that I did, but has become more passionate about it than me. David took his first sail with my dad on our Maine Cat 30. From there, he went on to also become a USCG 100 Ton Master with Sailing Endorsement.
We met in Houston in November of 2008. Amy likes to say that she knew David was a keeper when on their third date, he managed to break one wine glass while attempting to open a wine bottle before they ate dinner, and then manage to break another one while he was doing the dishes. The next time they got together, David had a set of wine glasses to replace the ones he broke, and also a plastic one just for his use!
We both really enjoy traveling and have been extremely fortunate to travel to several countries together. We got engaged in Costa Rica, had our honeymoon in Roatan, Honduras and have also been to the World Cup in South Africa, Dubai, England, France, the BVI’s, Belize, St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Kitts and Nevis. All this travel just made us desire even more and our experience with Star Fleet gave us the confidence to buy Starry Horizons and take off on a circumnavigation.
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Two Drifters: Love on the Road