After the Mei Wen Ti arrived in America, it became my new home. I had fulfilled my dream to live on a wooden boat and it was everything I expected it to be.
My new home was docked in a brand new 20' x 50' slip in the recently rebuilt Ventura Isle Marina in Ventura Harbor, a little south of Santa Barbara, California.
I loved it, and spent many happy years living there. While the sadness of losing Wally was still agonizing, life seemed a little easier a little at a time, and rebuilding a life - while different than I had expected my life to unfold - was working out. Mei Wen Ti was a home unlike any other I had known - literally and figuratively.
As it turns out, my wife Virginia, who was wido...