Harstine Island

It’s been a blessing, this idea of going to sea. It came to us from Ireland, not COVID. A year ago, when international travel was still a thing, we came home from watching sunsets over foreign seas to explore waters to the west. As 2020 opened, with its unexpected horrors, we were talking boats.

A good thing, given where we are today — with Americans barred from foreign shores and the thought of breathing next to strangers unappealing.