We met some 15 years ago while serving for Mercy Ships near Tyler, Texas. Matt grew up in Sydenham near Kingston, Ontario in Canada and Tammy hailed from New Hampshire. Neither of us were looking for a spouse at the time but it didn't take long until we clicked and we've been inseparable ever since.
Married in Kingston, Ontario in the fall of 2004, we've moved around a bit from small town Napanee, Ontario to big city Toronto. From there to Wabasca in Northern Alberta, later Vegreville and finally to our current home in Cochrane near Calgary, Alberta. Wherever we've gone we've managed to build lasting friendships and seek out new adventures. Matt traded a career as a computer programmer for a seat on a fire truck, and Tammy moved from her marketing degree into teaching.
Four or five years ago we revisited the question - just what are we going to do with ourselves in the future? Having decided not to have children, we've found many options on the table that interested us. After some discussion we decided that getting out into the world and seeing more of this beautiful planet is the right thing to do. After all, life is short and we need to make the most of it. What better way to visit the people and places in this world than by sail and wind - the wonderful combination of two things that leave you no choice but to slow down and enjoy the ride.
The following quote from The Wind in the Willows eloquently sums up our feelings about our choice to see the world by sailboat:
"Nice? It's the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
"Simply messing...about in boats -- or with boats... In or out of 'em it doesn't matter. Nothing seems to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
"Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together and have a long day of it.?"
This website is our way of communicating our journey to our friends & family. Please join us as we work towards that great horizon and beyond.
~ Matt & Tammy