As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the Good News of Christmas, it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves and start thinking about the upcoming boating season.

Yes, the days are getting longer (starting Wednesday), and ten days from now, we’ll be checking dockwa to see when our favorite marinas open for booking.

But before we rush into 2023, let’s take a moment to savor the end of the summer of 2022 with a few music videos of our voyages.

Summer of 2022 MBB Video

My traditional final post of the year is the release of our summer videos. My personal Christmas Eve tradition is to watch these after everyone else has gone to bed (with an adult beverage at my side.)

I shot a lot of photos and videos last season; too many for a single video, so I made five!

Ten Day Cruise To Maine

After several dramatic tries, we finally made it! Not only was it drama-free, but we were also blessed with smooth seas, light winds, and the presence of our old friend Peter.

The Cape and Islands with Jake and Peggy

After their last-minute cancellation in 2021, our dear friends Jake and Peggy finally made it to Buzzards Bay for a six-day tour of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

A Fifty Hour Tour of Cape Cod Bay with Kay and Steve

We crammed four stops into two days and even spotted a whale off Plymouth when Kay and Steve visited in mid-August.

Relentless Final Days

The summer of 2022 came to an end amid chaos. We had the tragedy of the Mattapoisett Boatyard Fire, the Sale of Relentless, I had my right replaced, and we led the MBY STRONG fundraiser event raising almost $150,000 to help rebuild the boat yard.

We still managed to get a few cruises in with our MBB Flotilla and kicked off the first annual Cuttyhunk Progressive. We also celebrated another Girl’s Weekend with Mrs. Horne’s old friends from grade school.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and joy in the new year. Most of all I wish you Peace!

Dave and Mrs. Horne

Peace On Earth

Philippians 4:6-8

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.