Last Monday, I went sailing and fell back in love with the water.
Last Wednesday, I returned from Maui, and on Thursday, found an amazing boat design with roots in Port Townsend. Incidentally, that was the birthplace of my father.
Last Friday I bought building plans, and joined the Small Craft Advisory forum.
And yesterday, a post on said forum reveals that the designer (who lives in New Zealand), will be here in August to teach 12 people how to build their own boats in Port Townsend.
What an amazing opportunity. And such great timing.
So what is this boat that has me all worked up and misty-eyed?
It's called the SCAMP (Small Craft Advisory Magazine Project).
But there is something compelling about her.
She's so much boat for her length- I look at this boat and I'm just in complete awe that she's less than 12' long.
I can't help it. I'm smitten.
All photos have been stolen from this page: The Small Craft Advisor. Obviously, I don't have one of my own to photograph. I'm hoping that will change.
This is the video where I feel irrevocably in love:
Have you ever been in love with a boat?