After 22 plus years of full time liveaboard on "Sno Virgin" it's finally time to say goodbye to the great old girl. My favorite girl and I have spent 17 years down in the Western Caribbean. I'm usually on board for 11 months each year, and I vacation back in the States 1 month a year. It's been fun and sometimes exciting. Fortunately not too many "Oh Sh+t" moments. Met a lot of interesting people, have seen a lot of interesting places from Cuba, Caribbean Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Bay Islands, Panama, San Blas Islands, to Cartagena , Colombia. A load of great memories. On Feb. 1 I start to inhabit an apartment in Baton Rouge, LA.. A long time ago I graduated fron Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. My son and his family live there also. I imagine I will have some withdrawal pains at first, but if so, I have a water view from my apartment. Unfortunately, it is the Mississippi River. Believe me, it is vastly different from the water view I have had for the past 22 plus years. I am donating my boat to a charitable organization here in Guatemala. They will auction it off and the proceeds are used to help improve the life of people in the vicinity of Fronteras (Rio Dulce area), Guatemala. I've been a member of this forum since 2001, and plan to check in often.