They say that the happiest day of your life is when you buy your boat, and the second happiest day is when you sell it.
In this case, I'm not sure they are right. Tonight I did the unthinkable and sold my boat to a gentleman who will give Themistocles a good home on the Texas Gulf Coast. As much as I loved this boat, I just don't find much time for boating now that I live in Colorado, and I hated to see it just sitting in the driveway.
The name Themistocles happened to be the name of the ship that brought my grandfather to Ellis Island from Greece in 1917, and a fitting name for my boat. I painstakingly painted the name in Greek on the stern.
A quick picture with my kids after catching some Spanish Mackerel.
And a day on Carter Lake, in Colorado.
Cruising of the coast of Tarpon Springs, Florida, near Anclote Key.