The Circumnavigation of the "Sojourner"
By Bill Powell
As staff and volunteers at the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park are busily getting ready for the 2019 official events season opener on April 19 and 20th, the Museum begins its new Turner Lecture Series as a pre-season event on Sunday, March 10th at 2pm. The presentation for the premier lecture will be "The Circumnavigation of the Sojourner" by Rick and Julie Palm.
Describing a 2 year 1990 circumnavigation by the Palms in their 52 foot Tayana sailboat, Rick and Julie will describe this life-changing adventure and its perspective in today's world. The trip took two years which is far shorter than most circumnavigations.
In planning for 10 years, the Palms took this adventure as a mid-career sabbatical from their corporate lives. They will not only describe the highlights of the adventure but also how it changed them.
Julie commented in their bio: "Sailing has been a vital part of our life together for over 35 years. Whether we are cruising the Bay or crossing oceans, life on the water has introduced us to different cultures, dramatic vistas, and wonderful friends."
Rick and Julie live in Hardyville and spend their summers on the coast of Maine. They continue to sail their 37 ft. trimaran, Arrow. Their sailing resume includes an Atlantic crossing, a dozen passages to the Caribbean and back, and decades of coastal cruising from Nova Scotia to Florida.
The lecture will be on this Sunday afternoon at 2pm. It will be held in the Maritime Parks Events Pavilion's enclosed section, located at 287 Jackson Creek Road in Deltaville. The lecture will begin promptly at 2pm with a question and answer time, "meet and greet" and refreshments afterward. There is no admission but donations to the Turner Education Fund are welcome. Donations will ensure the continuity of the series.
The next lecture will again be pre-season on Sunday April 14th with Jack Yunker and "the Story of the Liberty Ship".
We want to encourage our members and friends to come out and attend these lectures. Call the Museum office at 804-776-7200 to RSVP. For suggestions and support for the lecture series you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Richard Rodgers at email@example.com directly or the museum staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum hours are 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday and 12-4pm Sunday.
To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit our website at deltavillemuseum.com or Google "Deltaville Maritime Museum". You may also e-mail the Museum office, open daily at: email@example.com, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200.
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