I rang in the new year by traveling to places I have never been before. The trip started south of Marco Island in the Ten Thousand Islands. It is a fascinating place that intrigues me even more every time I go there. The more I know the less I understand. The awe inspiring beauty and the silence is deafening to the ears. Hundreds of photographs were taken and new places logged in my mind. It was a great shakedown trip for my new compass(first trip for old blue). The compass worked well. Many new courses were plotted and logged. It’s always a pleasure to travel just beyond the far horizon.