Alec Has Sailed His Last Voyage
Allie said his final goodbye to us on Monday, May
12, 2008, just a few days shy of his 14th birthday.
He was our best friend, and we miss him terribly.
We love you, Alec.
Smart Alec (that was his real name) was our
wonderful Scotty. He pre-dated Dorsey in Bruce's
life, and she often had to compete with him for space.
Alec would have turned fourteen years old in May 2008.
He liked to be with us more than he liked sailing, but
we loved having him on board and tried to make the
cruising life fun for him.
Below are some
fun moments with Alec...
returns from exploring Hadley's Harbor, Naushon,
Buzzards Bay in September 2004. As you can see, he
really has his sea legs under him, as he is at the end
of a six-week cruise along the Maine coast with his
the greatest things about Alec is that
he will go to great extremes NOT to get wet. Aside
from the luxury of not having to deal with a wet and
smelly dog, it's amusing to watch him
take the very longest path around puddles, coiled hoses, and
most anything else that could be considered a water
are some scenes of good times on the water with our
wonderful friend and companion...
Alec (on the left) meets a potential VERY HOT DATE who came aboard to
check him out in Camden Harbor in August 2000.
Miss Rags (on the right) was everything Alec wanted for a night on the
town in Camden! Miss Rags was sailing on a
Catalina (I think) at the time, but has now moved up to
peacefully on top of the Cruising Guide while chugging
up the southern Maine coast, somewhere between
Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Cape Porpoise, Maine.
Alec has always loved Block
Island, and this was a particularly lovely evening in
September 2004. It was our last trip to Block
Island on our little ESMERALDE, so a little
evergreens, and no way to get there!" Alec looks
longingly ashore at Roque Island, Maine, 2003.
Yet again, looking
longingly towards shore (do we see a pattern here?)
while the lobsters steam below for dinner. Alec
wants to head in to meet the locals of Burnt Coat
Harbor, Swan's Island, Maine.