I'd always been fascinated with wooden boats. They seemed to be vessels of time travel. I can remember as a child being fixated on the colorful wooden fishing dories in Portugal and France and the distinct smell of the ocean, the black rocks, the barnacles. It was like time travel to simply stand and look at it all.
The Cape Dory is like that. And if you find yourself turning around to look at the Cape Dory after you've packed her away for the night, you know the feeling I'm talking about. Just one more look and your eyes trace the classic lines and you feel so happy to be there. It is like traveling back in time and grabbing something in your pocket to bring back to your routine life. It makes you feel warm and happy.
How could she have...? I thought with a smile. Other dreams, other adventures had come before me. I bumped into time travel while removing the name.