This blog was a long time coming. It’s been two years since my husband, Mark, and I moved back home to South Orange County after a long dry spell in the Intermountain West, and reconnected with our two big loves in life: the ocean and boating! It’s what brought us together, after all. Call it chance or fate, we met when I was an editor for Sea and Go Boating magazines and Mark was managing the family boat business (known then as Dick Simon Marine) while Dick focused on his Indy race team. Fast forward to today to find the crew back together at Dick Simon Yachts.