We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What's not to like? She is ready for a summer trans-Atlantic sail to Ireland on your vacation, or, better yet, a cruise to the Med via the Canary Islands, with a quick stop at Bermuda and the Windwards en route. (You can hire people to sail her back home to the US while you and your sweetie-pie First Mate - or second - wander around Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.)
During the first twenty years of my marriage, my husband and I sailed, and raced, quite a few sailboats, including one or two "one-offs". But even the most expensive of those did not equal the luxury of these below deck quarters. That is one gorgeous craft, Bird Dog. Do you mind telling us the builder and the length?
ROTFL!! That's not far from the truth. I have a good friend, Captain Wayne Beardsley who owns a 49' Grand Banks Classic. He and his wife Diane downsized their Florida home and spend more time on the GB. It's almost cheaper according to Wayne. :>)