Newport to Florida: Solo Adventure on Cannonball

“Oh the things you can find if you don’t stay behind” -Dr. Seuss

Elise Quebec, Cannonball and Robin Hood’s new captain took Cannonball on a SOLO ten-day run from Newport, Rhode Island all the way to Stuart, Florida, where Robin Hood is getting prepped for departure to Grenada. I posted some of her pictures below, and included some of my favorite travel quotes. Solo on such an adventure must have been a breathtaking experience–she will be telling the tale in a new blog later this week–stay tuned for a full account of her first adventure as La Capitán!!


“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it” -Charles Dudley Warner
“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream” -Ray Bradbury
“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars” -Jack Kerouac
“I was surprised as always by how easy it was, and how easy it felt. The world was suddenly rife with possibility.” -Jack Kerouac
“People don’t take trips, trips take people” -John Steinbeck
“Stuff your eyes with wonder; Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.” -Ray Bradbury
“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” -Freya Stark
“Surely of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest” -Freya Stark
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” -Susan Sontag
“It is not down on any map. True places never are.” -Herman Melville
“I’ve not ceased being fearful. I’ve gone on despite the pounding in my heart.” -Erica Jong
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” -Amelia Earheart
“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
“Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.” -Helen Keller

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