Our Story began on April 7, 2012, a few months after the Mother, of our daughter, died from Cancer on Valentines Day 2012. I purchased a West Wight Potter to Motor-Row-Sail, to create more awareness 2 find a Cure 4 Cancer, and named my Potter . . . FLOYD. Since our adventure began, Floyd & I have made several course changes, which has expanded our purpose. Creating awareness, is Not Enough. The Cure, Must be available to Everyone. If Not, There Is No Cure.
For our new readers, Floyd/Pinky suggests that you may want to refer back to previous chapters to catch up . . . but
she encourages everyone not to miss the video of Heather Myles in Chapter 15
"Floyd starred with noted Country
SingerHeather Mylesin a music video featuring her original
song“Together We Will Find the Cure”. This campaign was
designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and solicit donations for the
Susan G. Komen Foundation. Pinkyis not just a video star but the featured attraction at boat shows
nationwide and the darling of yacht club for their fundraising efforts."
Floyd and I have now been
on the Sacramento Delta for almost two months . . .
Prior to the moment, that Floyd & I
made a commitment to each other; Floyd had a limited view as to how many
waterways existed and the number of ways people took pleasure in either being
on the water or enjoying it from land.
To satisfy Floyd’s inquisitiveness, I
shared some of my photos. Several were included in one of my published
Photo Essays . . .
footnote: floyd asked me to include some photos from previous chapters
Mid - February 2005, I returned from my second retirement from an extended cross-country
tour visiting my east coast family, to accept a job offer in the east bay area of San Francisco. I bought a 1966 33’ Fairliner, and named her “Fresno Rose”, to meet my live-aboard needs. She & I lived just southeast of Isleton on the Mokelumne River.
The “Fresno Rose”, was also my floating art studio.
I also took many photos while living on my "Fresno Rose", Floyd asked that I share with our readers a "short" Photo Essay of . . . The Story of Joe & Floyd. . .
Before Joe & Floyd was a Story
Floyd & I have not taken many photos lately . . . as we have chosen to, just, enjoy our slow weekly motoring along Delta Sloughs and taking breaks to chat with family. Many of you may recall, that Floyd & I have revised our initial plan to navigate the Delta waterways from a single event, to a journey that may take several seasons to complete. The reason, is because the intent was not to measure miles . . . but rather to create our own "Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer" memories on the Sacramento Delta . . . and . . . share the importance of living in the present.
“Together we can
find a Cure”
“None of us can escape our
mortality . . .
but we all can add value to our life, by celebrating our journey with
friends and family.”
So until a cure is found, Celebrate your journey with friends and family. Post Script:
Please do not download my photos or chapters without my permission.