A New Chapter

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Getxo Spain 2013-Camino de Santiago-Norte

I did a lot of thinking(and walking) since Tina and I closed Anchors Way Marine Centers in 2013. As I walked past boatyards in Spain my entrepreneurial spirit sparked and I contemplated how I could keep a hand “in it” and have a renewed purpose down at the waters edge, on boats and in them too. So I cycled through dozens of ideas, all of which required two of the things my past experiences have made me respect, capital and debt.

I needed to develop an enterprise that valued what I know, not what I own or could borrow.  I thought about all of the experiences and lessons I have retained on the water from my youth to Cal Maritime, Tug Boats in Alaska and my beloved boat yards. And then it struck me, I probably know more about boats than most have forgotten. I know the people that make boats their living, boatyard crews, yacht brokers, shipwrights, chandlery owners, marine electricians, painters, name painters, riggers and many hundreds of members of the boating community.

So I am offering something important and valuable to my boating community, piece of mind. I am offering a new perspective, my perspective, to the profession of marine surveying and in return I am keeping my entrepreneurial spark alive.

So reach out to me the next time you have a question about your boat or the boat you may buy. I am here and I am prepared to help you.  

 

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A look back at the Camino de Santiago

 

 

 

IF YOU CLICK ON THIS LINK YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO A SLIDESHOW OF OUR LONG WALK THROUGH SPAINIMAG1793

AND OVER THIS HILL WE DISCOVERED SOMETHING ASTOUNDING….

 

WALK WITH US…

This is the walk we took to arrive at this church. Notice the sun dial on the tower. This church was rebuilt recently but is purportedly constructed upon a Roman Temple.

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After the long walk…

Its a funny thing, sitting at home after such a great adventure with my son Jack.  We had such a great time together, saw so many things and met so many fascinating people, it is sad to end the journey.

Jack and I sucessfully completed the Camino de Santiago using the Northern Route through Austurias Spain.  We walked side by side for 26 days and experienced what I can only describe as a beautiful and richly informative journey through Spain, together.

I can only hope that Jack and I can walk together again someday, Maybe India….

 

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