Preview: Barefoot August

As you may know, our boating philosophy at can be summarized in one word — simplicity.

L. Francis Herreshoff said it best…

“Simplicity afloat is the surest guarantee of happiness.”

When I grab a t-shirt out of my dresser, my first choice is almost always one of my “LIVE SIMPLY” t-shirts if there’s one clean.

Remember the days as kids when we all just ran out the door to play? There was no need to stuff our pockets and purses with car keys, wallet, phone, and reading glasses. Shoes? Why bother?

I own a Nutshell Pram. It’s a about the simplest sailing vessel a person can own.

And yet, if I’m honest with myself, “living simply” is more elusive in my own life han I like to admit. Despite my efforts to keep life simple, living simply is often more of a romantic notion than a daily practice. Perhaps I should have a t-shirt that says: “Live Fast and Complex.”

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  • David Tew

    David Tew says:

    I remember going barefoot as a kid all summer on Cape Cod. In early June my feet were tender and walking across the gravel driveway to my neighbor’s house to play with their kids was painful. By August’s end the callouses on my soles were so thick I could stand on hot asphalt without a care. It was great!

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    William Boulden says:

    Going barefoot helps with balance and make you slowdown and enjoy the ride a bit more. Would love to here a report on the ups and downs of your Barefoot August!

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    Carol Cronin says:

    Great concept… I go barefoot as much as I can, and it definitely changes my attitude. Enjoy your adventures!