On March 26th, 2015, Aldebaran sailed out of Santa Barbara harbor heading south. That was exactly three years ago. As we sit inside our boat rocking in a Tuamoto lagoon, listening to the humm of the trade winds in the rigging, we dug up some nostalgic pictures from Departure Day…
In addition, we recently came across farewell messages that friends wrote to us, scribbled on blank labels taped to wine bottles, which we drank along the way (thanks Keri & Bryan for that incredible gift, that kept on giving!)
“Be sure to add some color to your cheeks! Until we meet again, Valle con Dios”-Mark Weeks
“Dear Aldebaran crew y el CapitanWe hope each sip of this wine brings following seas, fair winds and fuzzy memories! We love you guys,”-Krista and B.
“We wish we could all fit on the boat with you! All 50 of us !!”-Leslie
“Much Love and laughter and blessings to all who embark on this epic voyage. May hearts be filled with bliss over and over.”-Jewels
“Hi guys!So excited for your adventure. Always remember that not all whowander are lost. Enjoy every perfect moment, live each day to the fullest and of course, take lots of photos and post them on Facebookso we can live vicariously through you…”-love Michaela
“We are so inspired by your fortitude and vision and courage for taking on this impressive and important endeavor of passion and purpose. With great love and awe,”-Kimber and Carter
“Team Inspire,How amazing it has been to see this idea go from a glimmer in our eye tofull manifestation. What amazing things you can accomplish with vision and community. Laugh in the face of fears and enjoy the adventures in this beautiful life you have created. Much love,”-Katniss a.k.a. Sarah F.
“Keep onKeepin on!”-Brad
“May there be many amazing experiences! Be sure to drink this wine naked under a starry sky! xo,”-Lindsey G.
“Close your eyes,smell the sweet sagesFeel the warm breezescoming over the mountainsSB will still be here to welcome you back.Now get out there and savor the tropics and the momentin front of you.Love you!”-Erika