Okay, this is it. June 21st, summer solstice. The weather report predicted rain, but at 6:15 pm, just a few minutes past high tide, we've got gorgeous clear blue up ahead. We'll be pushing off in just an hour or so, with a few friends sending us off and a few more keeping us company for the first few miles. But, if all goes as we hope it will, and my back can keep on keeping on (sending it lots of love right now. . .), we'll be on our own starting tomorrow morning and for the next few weeks. Feels like we've been looking forward to this moment for so long, and now it's really here. Just so incredibly excited to get out on the water. . .

-Olivia