Tampa Bay women reflect on nine-month adventure

Two Tampa Bay area women have returned to St. Petersburg, Florida after the trip of a lifetime on a sailboat that sent them up the east coast for nine months.

Vanessa Goodrum and Sara O’Brien both had full-time jobs at a local journalism school as the pandemic began. Like many, sitting through that year had them thinking. For these women, their pondering went from the idea of a trip, to a full-on adventure.

“We decided, ‘What are we doing with our lives?’ And so what started off as just daydreaming, Vanessa always wants to go sailing, that’s the natural captain in her,” O’Brien said. “She was like, ‘How do we get away for a week?’ ‘How do we get away for a month?’ And I think one day I said, ‘We should just go. Let’s just go and to heck with a week or a month, let’s just go for like a year.’”

For the full story, see: https://www.wfla.com/news/pinellas-county/2-women-sailing-tampa-bay-women-go-on-9-month-adventure-along-east-coast/

By Daisy Ruth

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