Hooray! First place!

My first writing contest win since third grade! I am delighted that my article “Pot of Gold” (about sailing in Sydney Harbour, December 2014 issue of Cruising World) won first place in the “Destinations” division of the Boating Writers International contest. Judge Alan Jones said, “Pot of Gold transports the reader across the Pacific to Sydney where the author experiences the beauty and the culture along with the frantic energy the city’s harbor exudes.” You can read a PDF version of the article here.

Thank you once again to our dear Sydney friends for giving us such rich experiences and to the Martin Flory Group for sponsoring the prize!