There are lots of things you can do that will change your life forever. The trick is finding one that will change it for the better.

The romance of sailing away is undeniable, perhaps akin to being reborn. We would shed our heavy possessions and escape to a simple, more fulfilling life. When we came back we would be different people...if we came back at all. Ha! That's the dream, folks.

Now the reality: in this web log (called at first "The Long Weekend" because that's how I viewed this cruise, as a weekend that would never end) we find pretty quickly that we can change our location but we can't escape ourselves. By our second month, I had retitled these episodes as "Learning to Cruise" because it was clear that our journey had been and would continue to be a learning experience from start to finish.

Enough philosophy. Let's start the cruise!

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