Those that do the Great Loop, circling the eastern United States, celebrate when they “cross their wake”. This is the point at which they have come full circle and returned (or passed) their starting point. Today Sea Gull has reached such a threshold. We didn’t quite do a big circle, but we’ve spent the last three years cruising up and down the east coast. Our adventure started when we took delivery of our new L650FLY in Port Canaveral, FL in mid-May of 2015. We immediately headed up the coast to our summer cruising grounds in New England. Each fall we have migrated back to South Florida with trips to the Bahamas to add some flavor. And each fall we follow the warm gulfstream currents back north again. Today, on our trip from West Palm Beach to St. Augustine, we pause, sitting offshore just east of Cape Canaveral Florida to mark our own crossing of our wake. We’ve passed this spot many times over the years, but today marks almost exactly three years of ownership as we pass the birthplace of our lovely yacht. We can almost see Rusty Higgins’ home from here, and not quite to the dock where we took ownership, but rocket launch pads loom large on the horizon. We are hove to in a 4-5 foot beam swell, but our dual Seakeeper 9 gyros keep us steady. This means that our flutes of sparkling water stood still on the galley counter, ready for our impromptu celebratory toast. So here’s to all the designers, engineers, craftspeople, installers, mechanics, bottom cleaners, detailers, crew, family and friends who got us to this point. We feel blessed. For those that like numbers and statistics: In 3 years we have run approximately 10,000 miles (that’s nautical miles Dr. Ron), 732 engine hours, 1100 generator hours, and 1070 Seakeeper hours. We’ve burned a whopping 46,325 gallons of diesel fuel in the process. We’ve spent 332 nights aboard – roughly a third of our time. And we’re not stopping anytime soon.