|Marco Andretti at 220+ mph|
Finally, during the last 5 laps of this 200 lap (the track is a 2.5 mile oval - there is a golf course in the infield) race, during a yellow flag and in a hold-your-breath moment, we heard knocking on the hull. It was Trevor, ex of s/v Lea Fortis, A Force 50 that used to be docked across from us here on G-dock! Trevor was ferrying his two young daughters (! no offspring when they left G-Dock) around Liberty Bay, recognized Eolian, and stopped for a visit. Sorry Trevor! We want to run into you again under better circumstances, and I promise you a beer or three next time! Really!
But this brings up a wonderful fact about the cruising life... People may come and go on the dock, but they are not really gone when they leave. There is an excellent chance that you will connect with them again. When they leave the dock, they are not gone forever. Instead, they are extending the geography of your friendship circle. It's a Good Thing©.