It’s a bittersweet day. We have sold Annfwn, the “good child,” our Niagara 35. We took such care in selecting her when Calm Psalm & Itch was totaled (after being blown over while stored on the hard). She was a comfortable and attractive cruiser and we took many photos of her in beautiful, remote anchorages in the northern Great Lakes. After last summer, I was second-guessing our decision to sell her. But Ron’s knees and hips are screaming for a boat easier to move about on, and then this winter an interested buyer responded to our Craigslist ad. We hope Eric loves her as much as we do.
We’ll try to “clean up” the Gulfstar now that she’s back in fresh water. As much as we’ll miss what a sweet sailor the Niagara was, it is a big relief to be down to owning “just” two boats (not counting multiple dinghies and a kayak)!