Sometimes you walk life feeling like a single entity with no one holding your hand, other times you can latch ahold of friends and family to support you on your way. The best of all circumstances is finding new friends.
We’ve been fortunate to make some life long friends over the last four years. Folks we may only see once every several years. When you hold something in common that binds you together, it’s the best thing in the world.
Recently in our travels we’ve been privileged sail with different types of companions.
Tugboat Theodore Too gave us quite a shock and quick smile as we pulled up to a fuel dock recently. How can you not grin when you see something like this? The crew, volunteers, were friendly and interesting to visit. They’re really proud of the accomplishments this small tug has made. You can read their story here .
Theodore Too is a replica of a tug based off a father’s story to his son turned children’s book, and finally a replica tug added to a fleet of tour boats in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently the boat and crew are heading to Florida for storage and a bit of maintenance.
Right behind the tug in the same marina is another of our traveling companions. Try meeting this monster in a narrow canal on your journey. To say intimidating would be doing the experience severe disservice. The American Cruise Lines aren’t your typical cruise boat. They strictly travel the inner coastal waters of the United States. With a passenger list of no more than 150 allowing you to really get to know your traveling companions. What a great opportunity to meet and discover new friendships while seeing parts of America hidden from view.
Life’s a journey and the journey is richer when you stop and visit with the people along the way.
Where have you found new friends in unexpected places?