|Storyville at anchor with our neighbor Pipe Muh Bligh|
We get many questions from family, friends and acquaintances about our cruising lifestyle. Questions like "Where do you go to the bathroom?" - "Do you ever leave sight of land?" - "Are you afraid of storms?". I was asked a different question yesterday though: "Do you ever miss your home?". Here is my answer to that question:
My home is Storyville, and yes, I miss her when I am gone. Do I miss having a house on land? The answer to that question is "no". I love our boat and our cruising lifestyle so much that I couldn't imagine living any other way at this point in our lives, and I think, no, I'm pretty sure, that Troy feels the same way.
Storyville has all the comforts of home for us, and as long as Troy and I are both there and happy and healthy, then this is where our heart is. I guess it must be true, home is where the heart is - and our heart is on Storyville!
Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke
Where thou art - that - is Home. ~Emily Dickinson