Our Journey

Our Journey Continues Together

Over the last few years, Jenn and I have gone on many adventures. They have ranged from small ones, like driving around town chatting and having no destination. To big cross country road trips where we would talk for hours on end with no sign of an awkward pause. However every adventure is specials to us, because we ensure to always experience them together. This is what has inspired our motto to be “It’s not about the Journey, but who you travel with”.

In August of 2020 we made the choice to continue this journey as husband and wife on Redsky anchored in Little Traverse Bay. We have to admit, even though we had known this day would come for years, the decision and execution of the wedding was completed in a matter of less than a month…

And couldn’t have been more perfect.

Despite the short time we had to plan, it was everything we wanted. We had talked about it since the first night we were on Redsky, we wanted to get married on our boat. To be able to pull it off was nothing short of a dream.

The ceremony itself was only us, an officiant, and our witnesses. The weather toyed with our emotions, threatening rain and storms. At the end of the day, we reflected and found the weather could not have been more perfect. The water was calm, and the wind was light. The rain held off leaving us a warm day to enjoy our moments.

Redsky was our first purchase together, and has not only been a boat that has changed our lives, but it has been a symbol of our future. A future that neither of us expected, but neither of us could live without. We are sad to have started the planning to sell Redsky, and look into something a bit bigger. This boat has been a start to our life, and will always be special to the Bova’s!

 

Admiral Maverick

Our Newest Shipmate

We are pleased to introduce the latest Sailor in the Bova family. This is Admiral Maverick.

He is a 6 Month old French Bulldog. In April we went and picked him up, and had a bit of fear, as our old Frenchie was not impressed with sailing or water. He would tolerate going, but spent most of his time whining and trying to hide on Redsky.

Redsky was put into the water late into the season this year (posts regarding that are going to online soon), but it worked out that we could take Maverick to the boat as soon as it was in the water.

To our surprise, he loved being on Redsky. He would run from the bow to the stern with no fear. He would even jump from the deck to the dock if we weren’t looking. He took to being on the boat like it was what he had done since the day he was born.

The season this year was short, but it was good. This will set us up for an exciting year when Redsky goes back into the water.