This summer we set sail once again, but this voyage was a little different for two reasons. Firstly, this would be our first extended voyage together aboard one boat. During our previous journey to the Bahamas, we each sailed solo, side-by-side, aboard two separate boats. Second, our destination this time was not a specific harbor. It wasn’t even a fixed location. Instead, we were on a quest to see something roving, something whose location can only be described in one word: north. We wanted to see an iceberg and it didn’t matter how far north we needed to travel to do so. We were northbound, bound for…well…north.
We looked forward to departing Long Island. After all, the water is always bluer on the other side, and Long Island was experiencing a blistering heat wave. I (Teresa) was cranky from the heat and being steeped in my own sweat. On June 8, replete with all the equipment necessary for making an independent film, a motley crew of four boarded Elizabeth, a 28-foot Bristol Channel Cutter. We shared command of the vessel. Dory the cat kept our feet warm at night. Chris Rodriguez, the Director of Photography from Doctrine Creative, had never been sailing before, but his job was to document on film the truth about living aboard, voyaging on a small vessel, and the quest to find an iceberg. None of us could prognosticate what our summer would actually be like, but we were all ready for the adventure of a lifetime.