Like a dream

Peter and I, along with our friend Melinda, experienced a rare treat on Thursday. Courtesy of an organization called Sailing Heals (which has partnered with MGH), we were guests on a spectacular vintage sailing yacht, the Mariella (skippered and owned by Carlos Falcone, the honorary Italian Consul to Antigua and Barbuda). Reporter Diana Perez from CBS in Boston was aboard as well, and a snippet of our voyage was featured on the evening news, which you may view if you click here.

After docking, we had lunch at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, and Peter made himself a fast buck when he won a bet with Tim Dittrich, formerly Commodore of the yacht club and now on the board of Sailing Heals. Two gearheads, they had been discussing cars and the exact vintage of the Mustang Fastback that Steve McQueen drives in Bullitt. Well, Pete was sure it was a ’68, which was quickly confirmed by Google and an iPhone. Tim was a gentleman, and even upped the original bet from a quarter to a dollar, encouraging Pete to use his winnings to invest in an auto journal.

At the end of the day, we bade Melinda farewell and as we drove north to New Hampshire, agreed that the only thing missing from a perfect day was David, who unfortunately was on his way to Singapore for business. A big thank you to Michelle, Trisha, Katie, Carlos, Paneri, and Sailing Heals. Cancer took a back seat that day; we had the time of our lives.

6 responses to “Like a dream

  1. what a lovely day Linnea. The video is great, and it sounds like a wonderful program! I’m glad you got to spend some good relaxing time with your son and friend ~ thinking of you & sending love

  2. Great photos of you and Pete! Will miss you this week at BHI.

  3. So glad you had the opportunity to take part in this wonderful program. What a perfect day to be out on a sailboat and what a sailboat. Wishing you fair winds and a safe harbour as you start your new treatment Linnea.

    • Beryl, so good to hear from you. I can’t tell you how many times I thought of Guillermo out on the water–it’s a beautiful place. Hope you are doing well. And thanks for the good wishes–I’m excited to start this next journey.


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