TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME | WEEKLY REPORT FOR APRIL 2, 2021
Starting tomorrow, I will take the long and winding watery road home back to Virginia. My exile in Florida is coming to a close. I have been vaccinated. I am sunburned. Virginia is slowly but surely reopening, so it’s time to come back.
For those of you who do not already know, I’ve spent half of the last year quarantining on a boat. In September, I bought a Ranger Tugs RS 31, a long-range trawler, which I drove 1,138 miles to South Florida. Yes, everyone had a COVID-crazy moment last year. Some people quit their jobs. Others got divorced. I know people who adopted dogs or started a new hobby — like baking sourdough bread. How exciting. Many people used their stimulus money to buy something they really didn’t need. I didn’t get a penny from Uncle Sam, but I bought …