Born on February 14 many years ago, I am an Aquarian. The sign for Aquarians is a woman pouring water from a pitcher. Water has always played an important role in my life. First, there were childhood and youthful years spent living along the lower shores of the Delaware River in southern New Jersey, learning to love that total environment. Then there were several years spent along the shores of the Raritan River in northern New Jersey while attending Rutgers University College of Agriculture. Those years didn’t allow much time to pursue watery interests, but introduced me to the Atlantic Highlands area of the state. After that, I began work at the DuPont Experimental Station near Wilmington, Delaware, along the waters of the Brandywine River. It was there that I met the young man who would become my life’s travel companion, husband, and definitely captain of all our vessels. We decided early in our married life to pursue a watery trail, graduating from a small “Papoose” canoe to sailboats ranging from a 16’Comet class, a 30’Atlantic-class, a 25’sailboat which had been severely damaged and sunk and Jim rebuilt, to a 36′ sloop. Our travels in those varied vessels ranged from inland streams, rivers and bays, coastal voyages to Maine, and finally to long-range, deep-water crossings to Europe, through the Panama Canal, and out to Bermuda and Caribbean islands. We have come full circle. We are now back to canoes and a travel trailer, seeking watery adventures across this great land, our home, the USA.